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    blackbirds

    Often when hunting in the bush, I spook those blackbirds ( i think thats what they are) when I just about stand on them.
    Every now and then I have heard them being spooked by something other then me.
    So last night I find myself on a nice spot on a face between two bits of bush. There was a bit of sign around.
    15 mins later about 200m downhill a blackbird came ripping out of the scrub! I was thinking maybe something may have spooked it. Ten seconds later a nice fat red spiker walked out and stood looking downhill, side on.
    Farmers rules were hinds only, so I watched it walk off. Would have been a easy shot. But it was nice to see it anyway.
    Interesting, as it makes me think if I hear a bird get startled then it may pay to go in and have a look.

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    Good theory, but I cant think of a reason that any wild bird would be spooked by any thing other than a predator or threat. Deer are neither.
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    Yup I agree. I don't think deer would hunt a bird.
    I just found it interesting that the bird came flying out pretty startled then seconds later the deer popped out. Quite possibly its completely unrelated in that event. But the number of times I have near stepped on them and they take off (gives you the shits hahaha ), i thought maybe the deer may have near stepped on it and thats why it left. Either way, it alerted me to that area and then the deer stepped out into the clear. if only it was a hind so I could have taken it.
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    The one nesting in my shed is about to meet my 12 gauge.
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    I've been alerted to deer by a blackbird a couple of times.
    Didn't get a shot away, either time, but saw both deer run off.
    To be fair, theres probably 100 reasons for a bird to get startled, but I figure when it happens
    It's worth having a look.
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    Sounds like a typical hunting trip !

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    Pays to check you never know, it could be a deer.

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    Blackbirds will toot toot toot when you or vermin, deer etc are in the vicinity...it can be very useful as you will know something is in the bush...love hearing them when a deer is moving up a ridge...
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    Last time I was hunting there was a friggin cockatoo squawking around me, spooking goats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pengy View Post
    Good theory, but I cant think of a reason that any wild bird would be spooked by any thing other than a predator or threat. Deer are neither.
    You reckon?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQOQdBLHrLk
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    Classic. How long did it take you to find that one ?
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    Probably stage managed by DOC to justify using 1080 on deer
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    Haha only a minute pengy, had seen it previously

 

 

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