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Discussion: Angry Black Birds

in: Nathan; Nathan > 2018-09-06

Sep 6, 2018 7:12 PM # 
Sounds like you've discovered magpies!
Sep 6, 2018 8:57 PM # 
Maggiesssss... soon he’ll be wearing a bike helmet with cable ties
Sep 6, 2018 9:21 PM # 
Nah the magpies are alright, they're like black and yellow parrot things?
Sep 6, 2018 9:28 PM # 
Ahhh could be Wattle birds? They'll swoop ya as well, I had one on my usual hill rep which would swoop over me and click its beak to scare me. Less likely to actually scrape you like magpies though.
Sep 6, 2018 10:33 PM # 
From googling they looked more like yellow tailed cockatoos I think?
Sep 7, 2018 3:15 AM # 
Could be a cheeky warbler?
Sep 7, 2018 3:37 AM # 
It did have that distinctive Warbler tone
Sep 7, 2018 4:43 AM # 
Indian mynas?? they chase Leo, nasty horrible things... but, Maggies are the stealth ones that will take a chunk of ear.....
Sep 7, 2018 7:11 AM # 
Hmm don't think cockatoos would swoop. Mystery!
Sep 7, 2018 7:15 AM # 
Not sure how you'd define a swoop, it wasn't super targeted but they weren't a happy bunch
Sep 7, 2018 3:35 PM # 
Isnt a cockatoo white?
Sep 7, 2018 4:29 PM # 
There are black cockatoos! They aren't that common though (esp. not in Melbourne)
Sep 7, 2018 10:27 PM # 
They were only there for a day, they'd gone the next morning, Sue thought they could be migrating?
Sep 8, 2018 9:15 PM # 
This is just weird tbh
Sep 8, 2018 9:31 PM # 
Think it's the most popular discussion this log has ever seen
Sep 9, 2018 8:05 AM # 
This thread isn't what I expected it to be
Sep 9, 2018 8:06 AM # 
The name is somewhat misleading...sorry to disappoint ;)
Sep 12, 2018 1:20 PM # 
well don't spend too much time looking up for swooping birds, you might just miss the snake on the ground or the crocodile in the river.... have we mentioned drop bears yet???
Sep 12, 2018 9:05 PM # 
Haha I'll be a regular David Attenborough by the time I go home with all of this. Yeah me and Asha saw a couple in Queensland, I reckon they're going to make Joe crap himself!
Sep 13, 2018 2:59 AM # 
Spotted a sign "large tiger snake seen in this area" on a path I was running along next to Merri Creek this morning. I ignored it - it was early (too early for snakes to be sunning themselves).

For the record, I've seen three snakes in 40 years of orienteering, none of them in Victoria.
Sep 14, 2018 12:56 PM # 
Blair I’m sure that sign was there 4 years ago when I did all my biology courses! Although I could be wrong because you don’t usually miss a trick!
Sep 15, 2018 4:12 AM # 
Looked reasonably new (although the snake may not be). East side of the creek, south of Arthurton Road.

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