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Angry birds have Parliament in a flap

“What happened to the fake hawk?”

That certainly isn’t a question you’d expect to hear in Parliament.

But today, the nation’s senators spent much of the day talking about birds. Magpies, in fact.

The angry animals have been wrecking havoc in the gardens of Parliament House, stealing lunches and pecking unsuspecting officials and staff.

The saga has been going on for some time, with alarms and a fake hawk enlisted to ward off the warblers.

One senator suggested a cat could be the answer to the bird invasion, with ducks and pigeons also becoming a problem.

“Don’t tell me the pigeons are attacking?” Ben Fordham says.

“If you’re being attacked by a duck, I think you probably need to have a glass of cement and harden up.”

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