First swooping magpie of spring

PoQ 12 June 2014 5

I was swooped by a (juvenile – still showing his mottled grey feathers) magpie this morning in the wilds of Gungahlin. Normally they don’t start till the council workers start work for Floriade in Commonwealth Park. An Indian Summer? Proof of Climate Change?

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5 Responses to First swooping magpie of spring
KB1971 KB1971 8:58 pm 12 Jun 14

You sure it just wasn’t inept at flying?

Rollersk8r Rollersk8r 1:52 pm 12 Jun 14

Earliest I’ve been swooped is July, latest is Christmas Eve.

neanderthalsis neanderthalsis 1:47 pm 12 Jun 14

Perhaps it was just keeping its eye in and getting a touch of dive bombing practice before open season begins.

fabforty fabforty 12:57 pm 12 Jun 14

NNNNNNooooooooooooo !

bd84 bd84 11:48 am 12 Jun 14

Magpie baby making has been extended due to the warm weather continuing longer than usual this year. Unusual for a baby to swoop, it’s normally their mum and dad protecting the young.

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