Greg and Val Clancy <>
Martin Butterfield <>
Tue, 7 Aug 2018 12:12:35 +1000
Pending Greg's update perhaps people could call the number listed on the
website as shown in my post: (07) 4657 2666.!
On 7 August 2018 at 11:47, Greg and Val Clancy <> wrote:
> We were there last week and I photographed the Australian Spotted Crake
> and a Baillon's Crake. The others heard a number of Spotless Crakes. The
> place was alive with birds. This is outrageous and I have 'phoned Winton
> Shire Council. I am waiting for a response from the person in charge.
> When I get a name I will post it and others could then also 'phone and
> protest, unless of course there is a very valid reason, which I doubt.
> Greg Clancy
> -----Original Message----- From: Martin Butterfield
> Sent: Tuesday, August 7, 2018 8:17 AM
> To: Brian & Meg
> Cc: birding-aus NEW
> Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] Winton, Qld
> Any idea why they did that, other than "the bulldozer was just sitting
> there costing ratepayers money"? Presumably the rushes will contribute to
> preserving the climate by being set alight.
> Martin Butterfield
> On 6 August 2018 at 18:26, Brian & Meg <> wrote:
> For those who know the ‘old’ Winton W.T.Ponds in central-western Qld, you
>> will be disappointed to hear that today, council workmen moved in and
>> using a bulldozer to remove the majority of the bullrushes around some of
>> the ponds. We were there yesterday and it was alive with birds. This
>> afternoon, it was a sad-looking place with the bullrushes piled up along
>> the walls and mud everywhere. Obviously, this debris will need to be
>> removed, probably tomorrow. Many of the birds had already moved out but we
>> did manage to see a few of the crakes and grassbirds that were struggling
>> to find somewhere to shelter.
>> Brian Johnson
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