Re Alex Appleman's comments on Emu sightings
Emu's were once recorded regularly in the Isa area but I
saw my first local Emu (it had 4 Juv's in tow) only about 6 weeks
In the Boulia area and SE of Boulia recently, I saw many
single birds (with Juv's) and groups . At Boulia itself, half a dozen birds
were scratching around in a council shrubbery.
A few days ago I travelled up to within 70km of Burketown
and I saw Emu's at various spots north from the Seymour
River (which is just nth of Thorntonia Stn)
During a recent atlassing trip to a "square " in the NT (NNW
of Camooweal) I did not see any Emu's
The birds were only seen in old growth
Mount Isa area 340-450 m
Seymour River 220 m
Gregory River 100m
Regards, Bob Forsyth, Mount Isa, NW Qld.