"John Walter" <>
"Philip A. Veerman" <>
Tue, 21 Jan 2003 10:13:38 +1100
Hi John & all,
As at today, there is more
than "2 COG birdos have lost homes in the fires", I think it is about
5 or 6 houses that we know of so far but we haven't compiled a list yet in the
confusion, but it seems it is starting, it will take a while. Today is still at
risk on the northern suburbs. I see John mentions me (thanks) and sends this to
BA. I'm OK (which is nice for me) but it was very scary here. In Kambah I was
about 1 km away but the fires went right down to the fences of most of the
houses on the suburban fringe. When you see that, it was an amazing fire
fighting effort and bad as it was there sure is scope for it to have been even
I just hear an interview on ABC Radio that Tidbinbilla have
lost about 90% of their animals there. Though at this stage it wasn't specified
which, they probably don't know breakup especially in the issue of numbers of
sensitive (rare) species: rock wallabies, etc.
-----Original Message-----Russell mentioned the terrible fires.
John Walter <>
Monday, 20 January 2003 22:30
a ring from my Canberra daughter today. She tells me at least 2
birdo's have lost homes in the fires and that all that is left
Tidbinbilla Nature reserve is the interpretative centre. If that is so
a great loss to nature. Particularly the Regent Honeyeater captive
The thoughts of all bird watchers would go out
to these unfortunate people.
Philip Veerman of this list lives in Kambah.
I trust he and others are OK.
John & Ruth Walter
27 43 31S 151 38 03E
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