Saturday Morning TV

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Subject: Saturday Morning TV
From: "Irene" <>
Date: Sun, 5 May 2002 09:35:04 +1000
Sydney 9am on channel 9 had some great TV yesterday.  A regular show called 
Bush Beat featured captive breeding programmes of
Australian natives.

This was followed by a terrific show on the fight to save the Glossy 
Black-Cockatoo on Kangaroo Island, featuring Stephen
Garnett, his wife and team of helpers.  The film was superb as they showed the 
artificial nest boxes, one having a camera
within and showing the hatching and growth of Santa, a chick.  Mum Claudia fed 
the chick with regurgitated foods from her
bill and the gentleness with which she did this was heart-warming, considering 
the size difference between Mum and chick.

Santa was such a cutie!  And cameras were soooo close to adults, showing their 
beautiful plumage.  The film  showed
destruction of an egg by a possum as it entered a cockatoo's nest in a natural 
tree hole (may have been accidental damage as
it investigated the hole).  The show also discussed their food source and was 
all round very educational and visually

Irene Denton
Concord West, 12 km from Sydney city, NSW Australia
33°50.278'S  151°05.406'E

Newsletter Editor,  NSW Bird Atlassers

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