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Jul 02, 2013 05:39 |  #1

I was sent to cut down a very sick wattle today and my off-sider noticed the heavy fog had collected in this web. SO before I dropped the tree on the footpath, I grabbed the camera and got a shot.

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Later in the day, I was up in an elevated work platform, cutting dead-wood out of the tree tops when I spotted a nest about seven metres off the ground. I drove over to take a gander and what do I find in the nest?.... Blocks of concrete curbing! For scale, the smaller rock in the nest is about the size of my fist. The nest looks like a typical Magpie construction, with the usual wire coat-hangers and all.

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Jul 02, 2013 09:55 |  #2

I wonder if the local brats...err....darling children tossed these up hoping to knock the nest down?


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Jul 03, 2013 01:38 |  #3

DaleP wrote in post #16083905 (external link)
I wonder if the local brats...err....darling children tossed these up hoping to knock the nest down?

At that height... I doubt it.


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Jul 03, 2013 04:15 |  #4

I wouldn't have thought Maggies were strong enough.


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Jul 03, 2013 04:55 |  #5

People putting rocks in a nest to stop the birds from nesting there doesn't make sense to me. Wouldn't it be easier to pull the nest down and destroy it, rather than climb a tree with concrete blocks? You would be exchanging the hazard of swooping birds in season, for the risk of dangerous falling objects....

I've seen stupid things before, but then.... Magpies are smarter than a lot of people out there....


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Jul 03, 2013 05:20 |  #6

That may be common sense to you and I, but sense is not really that common. ;-)a


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Jul 03, 2013 05:24 |  #7

You are a great photographer to capture these pictures. We have to think more about these matters.




  
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