Cumberland Chimney

To: Tony Russell <>
Subject: Cumberland Chimney
From: Peter Morgan <>
Date: Tue, 9 Aug 2016 03:02:50 +0000
Yeah, g'day Tony
The boardwalk is very well done, using recycled plastic boards and new posts 
following the same path.  The Brown-backed HE weren't there, but there were 
lots of other good birds feeding in blossom near the hide.

Peter and Bev Morgan

The conservation battle is never finally won; the development battle is.

> On 9 Aug 2016, at 10:41 AM, Tony Russell <> wrote:
> Has the boardwalk out to Abbattoir Swamp been fixed?  Last time I was there
> we got the Brown-backed Honeyeaters from the end of the broken off walk -
> luckily near enough to the trees they nest in.  But we couldn't get to the
> hide.
> Tony.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Birding-Aus  On Behalf Of
> Peter Morgan
> Sent: 08 August 2016 20:27
> While on things, the boardwalk at Abbattoir Swamp has been very well
> re-built from the derelict state it was in late last year.  Lloyd Neilsen
> comments about the poor state of the site in his book, but at least some
> good work has been done.  The swamp itself is filled with a tall grass of
> some sort which makes the swamp not productive for birds.  We got the
> White-browed Crake on our first visit, but there is no chance of any water
> birds as it is now. Hopefully, if it isn't a natural thing, something can be
> done about that.  Adjacent cane fields might be having an impact.
> Peter and Bev Morgan
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