|The logo from the internet site for the council.|
|Information about services in this council building.|
|Small medallion on the footpath.|
|Street information sign.|
|This was right in line with my vision and it was quite startling - as I suppose it is meant to be.|
Over the last few days we have been walking at Yarra Bend, early in the morning in an attempt to beat the heat, and we have been swooped - but not by magpies. The birds really don't like Penny, our dog, and usually only swoop her but I was attacked also late last week. It quite startling actually.
After a bit of searching online at various sites, I think it is a Noisy Miner. It looks a lot like the pictures on this site. There is a site that talks about the bad behaviour of the birds but it is really only in relation to other birds, not humans. However, I can see when I am in their territory and when we leave it - it is very clear which trees are the edge of their 'property'. They seem to slap their wings just as they reach you and it is quite loud.
I just can't resist putting in the date too - 2/1/12