Telescope reflector with 90mm lens has a spectacular view of star Corvus coronis
A telescope reflector has been seen by a bird, a rare occurrence for this type of telescope, but the bird apparently got its chance to see the sky at night after it landed on a telescope reflectors head.
The bird, named Corvuses reflector and nicknamed Bird, was spotted in Queensland on Monday by wildlife conservationist John MacDermott, who is using a bird’s-eye view of Corvuss coronis to track down other Corvans in the area.
“I think I saw a bird land on the reflector at about 3:15pm and I have a bit of footage of the bird land, and that footage was filmed on a tripod,” Mr MacDermot said.
“The bird was perched on the mirror and it was about 5m above the ground, and it landed quite a bit.”
Bird was perched up there for quite a while, and then I saw it on the ground and the bird was very excited and was circling around the mirror.
“Mr MacDymot said the bird landed on the telescope reflectora head and got excited.”
It was very lucky that it landed that way because it was so close to the reflectors mirror, and its just so beautiful,” he said.
The video of the encounter has been viewed over 2 million times and garnered more than 1,000 likes and shares.
Mr Macdermott said he was very happy the bird managed to land on a reflector.”
Its amazing how the birds can fly in this country and come to us and not realise it’s there, because its not just a thing that happens here, it’s a phenomenon that is a very natural thing for a bird to do,” he told ABC Radio Queensland.”
There’s a lot of good people out there doing good things to help corvids in Australia.
“He said he planned to put the bird on display at his farm near Brisbane.