Osprey nest burns

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Subject: Osprey nest burns
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2018 11:49:06 +1000
For thousands of years aboriginal people have been setting fires, to flush,
hunt, barbeque, etc, a range of wildlife or as a means of maintaining
vegetation in a particular manner. As far as I am aware they did not have
any fire fighting methods. We tend to view that in a positive bias now. We
think it was sustainable because it was mostly small scale, in patches and
without the immense scale habitat loss that European settlement has created.


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 Conservation
> Park yesterday destroyed an active Osprey nest - with, possibly, loss of
> 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. Probably
> last year's youngster, late and yet to go off on its own, nervily calling
> and being harassed by Black Kites looking for after-burn pickings.
> Tony Ashton

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