I agree that a blanket ban may not be the most sensible way to go, but I
don't agree that sultanas should be fed to bowerbirds in a world heritage
area. There's a good line to draw - no feeding in a national park, period.
After all, they are created to protect the animals as well as for people's
enjoyment. Mostly I replied to the original comment because earlier that
day I had actually been at O'reillys and seen a pair of tourists feeding
Regent Bowerbirds cheese! I doubt they could have picked a worse type of
food. I know not everyone is going to listen to QPWS when they ask you not
to feed wildlife, but birding-aus should hardly be encouraging people to
break the rules.
On 10/4/06, Elizabeth Symonds <> wrote:
Chris, you have a valid point, but how do you decide where to draw the
By those standards, I guess we should stop using burley on pelagic
birdwatching trips too…
>I should probably point out that feeding the bowerbirds (or any wildlife)
>frowned upon by the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (and possibly
>illegal?) Sultanas are hardly a natural food for them either.
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