Channel Country

Subject: Channel Country
From: "Karina Bull (03)9524-2347" <>
Date: Mon, 24 Feb 1997 14:37:58 +1000
Has anyone been out to western Queensland lately since the Channel Country has 
flooded? I am interested to find out what may be going on out there with all 
water covering the landscape. Will there be too much water for birds to be 
breeding along the watercourses?

Someone mentioned rats and letterwing kites the other day as well. This area 
around Boulia to Birdsville has had some of the biggest long-haired rat plagues 
recorded, with consequent increases in letterwing kites. I am hoping that these 
very wet conditions will result in another such explosion of activity later 
year. The really big years have been 1981 and 1992/3. Apparently the rats were 
starting to build up last winter when early rains drowned them off. 

If anyone has any ideas on what may be happening out there at present then drop 
me an email.

Thanks in advance,

Karina Bull

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