Re: Redtails and White Cedar

Subject: Re: Redtails and White Cedar
From: (Colin Dollery)
Date: Mon, 29 Jun 1998 11:00:00 +1000
Colin Dollery wrote:
>  wrote:
> >
> > Colin Dollery wrote:
> > >
> > > The pub at Thargomindah SWQ, used to have large white cedar trees ..
> > > ....  Unfortunately the trees were removed and it is now rare for the > 
> > > Red-tails to venture into the town.
> >
> > Maybe "unfortunately" is the wrong word. If we all attempted to get land
> > managers interested in important plants and the birds that use them this
> > sort of thing would happen less.
> >
> > I know it's a chore and sometimes unpleasant. But that's minor compared
> > with the dismay you feel when suddenly they've gone and you know you
> > could at least have tried to do something about it.  And talking to
> > people can be rewarding if they start to take pleasure and pride in what
> > they've got on their land.
> >
> > I'm not having a go at Colin - just using this instance to preach.
> >
> > Must get on to that kiosk owner about using the blue wrens as a selling
> > point, the golf driving range about mulching and bronzewings, a golf
> > course about tree lucerne management .....
> >
> > Michael Norris
> > Hampton, Victoria
> > roughly 37° 55' S  145° E
> Hi again,
> Michaels reply raises some interseting points which I would like to
> clarify.  Firstly I am not sure if you realise where Thargomindah is
> Michael but its ca 1000 klm west of Brisbane in south-west Qld.  White
> cedar is not a species that occuurs naturally in the area.  It is only
> planted as an ornamental and so should not normally be part of the local
> Red-tails diet.  The Red-tails in the area feed on a wide array of
> native species with mulga and riparian Eucalypts being particularly
> favoured.  The only unfortunate thing in this instance is that the birds
> no longer bless us with their presence.  The well fare of the birds has
> probably been improved as the threats to the birds associated with being
> in town are now not of concern.  The birds are still there except now,
> as far as we know, on a totally natural, local diet.
> --
> +----------------------------------------+
> Colin Dollery
> Charleville District Office
> Tel: (076) 54 1255  Fax: (076) 54 1418
> E-mail: 

Colin Dollery
Charleville District Office
Tel: (076) 54 1255  Fax: (076) 54 1418

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