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Skyfire traumatising Canberra birds?

nthbit 22 March 2009 7

The fireworks were cool, but pretty loud (I wasn’t anywhere near the lake, either).

I’ve heard that the fireworks can traumatise domestic animals… but is anyone else hearing a large flock of birds flying around the south side squawking?

I’ve never heard a single bird at this time of night, let alone a whole flock.


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Mr Evil Mr Evil 6:46 pm 23 Mar 09

hek62 said :

My wife’s pet cock get such a scare every year ! She hardly see him for weeks afterwards.

What about her pussy, Mrs Slocum?

astrojax astrojax 6:42 pm 23 Mar 09

My wife’s pet cock get such a scare every year !

tag line???!!!! : )

hek62 hek62 5:45 pm 23 Mar 09

My wife’s pet cock get such a scare every year ! She hardly see him for weeks afterwards.

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 10:26 am 23 Mar 09

At least nobody can blame Todd Carney this time.

taco taco 4:14 pm 22 Mar 09

When the Canberra Day fireworks were on a few weeks ago a few friends and I were on the roof of the Canberra Centre just outside Dendy (having just finished watching the Watchmen and said friends having a smoke) and saw a huge flock of gulls flying about randomly and squawking, which we attributed to the fireworks that we could hear but not see startling them.

ant ant 2:49 pm 22 Mar 09

You see those birds heading back to the wetlands of an evening, if you’re having dinner at The Boathouse it’s quite a show, they are all heading the same way like fans to a rock concert.

buyhercandy buyhercandy 1:16 pm 22 Mar 09

Yep, it happens every single time there’s fireworks. The birds all roost for the night in the area around the Jerrabomberra Wetlands, from what I can judge, and then get disturbed and fly south whenever the fireworks start.

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