A bird not actually seen

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Subject: A bird not actually seen
From: "Geoffrey Dabb" <>
Date: Sat, 4 Sep 2010 13:15:54 +1000

Time for another wet-weather story perhaps.  At Turlee Station last week the location of a malleefowl nest was indicated to me.  Despite a few early morning sorties to the spot I never actually sighted the bird.  However, the mound had all the appearance of being currently worked.  One morning nearby I found fresh tracks that seemed to me could only have been made by a malleefowl.  Just a couple of metres away were other tracks that seemed to me rather foxlike.  If so, the prospects for a successful breeding might not be good.  Perhaps a track expert out there can confirm my suspicions, or otherwise.


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