Hi Phil and Sue,
what a roller coaster you guys have had recently. Hope the new "couple" hit
it off and there is some good news to share with us again, of a chick or
three in the months to come.
*Yours in all things* "*GREEN"*
*John Harris BASc, GDipEd*
*Director - Wildlife Experiences Pty Ltd*
*Past President, Field Naturalists Club of Victoria*
On 29 March 2016 at 10:11, Phil Gregory <> wrote:
> It has been an uneven few days here at Cassowary House, Kuranda- we had
> great excitement on Mar 26 when a new female appeared in our car park, and
> was quite interested in what we were doing, a good sign and replacing the
> big female we so sadly lost last October. Breeding season approaches so it
> is great to have a potential mate again.
> Mar 27 we had the male and the six and a half month old chick coming in,
> the chick being as usual very inquisitive- when i am clearing plants it
> would often come and watch what i was doing, watched i indulgently by the
> parent. I even made a video of them today, little knowing it would be my
> last chance of the two.
> That afternoon the male came back alone and clearly distressed, he was
> circling the house and looking for his chick, so we knew something was
> This morning Mar 29 on my bird walk with guests, I made the upsetting
> discovery of the dead chick by the roadside just above the bend, another
> victim of a no doubt speeding car. Such a waste, but when you have no speed
> limits enforced on dirt roads in the wet tropics, inevitable.
> Phil & Sue Gregory
> www. cassowary-house.com.au
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