Osprey nest burns

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Subject: Osprey nest burns
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Sat, 8 Sep 2018 14:38:16 +1000
Yes with our bird focus, it appears disappointing but my response to Martin
is "egregious" Really? Is every park manager expected to predict the path of
every fire and avoid every harm to every part of the fauna? Were the people
aware of this Osprey nest? Are Ospreys under any threat in the region? Would
they be aware of every lizard, snake, etc?


-----Original Message-----
From: Birding-Aus  On Behalf Of
Denise Goodfellow
Sent: Saturday, 8 September, 2018 9:49 AM
To: Janine Duffy
Cc: birding-aus
Subject: Osprey nest burns

Janine, years ago I protested the removal of an osprey nest in the Stuart
Park mangroves by Parks and Wildlife.

It seemed one reason was, as a Tourism NT executive that the people of
nearby Bayview Haven wouldn't want to have to stare out of their "kitchen
windows" at such an "untidy" structure.  Another nest was also removed, and
lately yet another, this time I understand, from the grounds of the


Denise Lawungkurr  Goodfellow Ph.D., B.A., Grad. Dip.
PO Box 71
Darwin River, NT, Australia 0841
043 8650 835

On 8 Sep 2018, at 8:43 am, Janine Duffy <>

> Yes, it's very sad and I agree with you Alan. We all have to take some
blame. We, as a people, have allowed governments to cut funding of Parks &
Wildlife departments all over Australia.
> Don't get mad, get on the phone to your local member and senators. As few
as 7-10 callers to a politician can change their vote on a bill, and plenty
of laws have been passed on a majority of one or two.
> Best, Janine
> On 8 September 2018 07:51:24 Alan Gillanders
<> wrote:
>> Yes Martin is correct but I also feel for the staff who have little
>> connection with the parks they manage because we have grown the estate
>> while cutting the staff numbers. They do not know what is going on in
>> their parks as they have their heads down all the time picking up litter
>> and cleaning toilets.
>> Regards,
>> Alan
>> On 8/09/2018 7:34 AM, Martin Butterfield wrote:
>>> That is an egregious example of poor planning and operational management
>>> etc.  Any idea how many other breeding species were affected?
>>> Martin Butterfield
>>> On Fri, 7 Sep 2018 at 19:00, Tony Ashton <> wrote:
>>>> A sombre Hi all,
>>>> A Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service burn in Town Common
>>>> Park yesterday destroyed an active Osprey nest - with, possibly, loss
>>>> unseen eggs or young (female on and off nest for several months). Dead
>>>> tree fell. Only one of the three resident Ospreys close by today.
>>>> last year's youngster, late and yet to go off on its own, nervily
>>>> and being harassed by Black Kites looking for after-burn pickings.
>>>> Tony Ashton

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