Ferals on Oz list

To: Vicki PS <>
Subject: Ferals on Oz list
From: Tom Tarrant <>
Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2000 09:14:45 +1000
G'day Vicki and b'ausers,

Currently, I'm assisting a housing development north of Brisbane who are keen to
promote birding, sadly this company chose the Mallard to promote their
development. They are keen to re-dress the balance and are fed-up with all the
flack they are receiving on the subject, apparently they asked the Queensland
Museum if Mallards were part of the Qld avifauna and were told they were! (So
are House Sparrows, Indian Mynah, Common Starling...)
Sounds like bureaucratic indifference could be to blame, although the
development in question have not yet seen a living Mallard on this area,
someone from the shire virtually accused them of  the illegal importation of
Mallard into the country.
Unfortunately sometimes those in the 'know' ought to learn to communicate!
If anyone is interested in becoming involved in the building of a hide or just
doing birdwalks to see what is around, could they contact me on (07) 3425 1780

Tom Tarrant
Samsonvale, Queensland

Vicki PS wrote:

> In a similar vein, it annoys me intensely, whenever I see the TV
> advertisement for a particular residential development that is promoted as
> close to nature ec., that the main image used is of a family of mallards.

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