If the Rangers for a park such as Townsville Common don't know where very
obvious, permanent structures such as Osprey nests are located they just
aren't doing the natural history part of their job. If they can't predict
the course of a fire they just aren't doing the resource management part of
their job and - most importantly they shouldn't light the <expletive
deleted> thing in the first place.
I stand by egregious.
On Sat, 8 Sep 2018 at 14:39, Philip Veerman <> wrote:
> 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
> 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?
> they be aware of every lizard, snake, etc?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Birding-Aus On Behalf
> Denise Goodfellow
> Sent: Saturday, 8 September, 2018 9:49 AM
> To: Janine Duffy
> Cc: birding-aus
> Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] 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
> >>> etc. Any idea how many other breeding species were affected?
> >>> Martin Butterfield
> >>> http://franmart.blogspot.com.au/
> >>> On Fri, 7 Sep 2018 at 19:00, Tony Ashton <>
> >>>> 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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