request for information

To: "'Ruth Parker'" <>, <>
Subject: request for information
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Sat, 15 Jun 2013 12:54:44 +1000
Hello Ruth,
I have Australian Ravens nesting in the tree in my yard most recent years (unless the Currawongs get in first and harass them to distraction). From that and various other records as summarised in The GBS Report.
The species has a long breeding time and single events that were well documented took up to 31 weeks, though most appear to be between 20 & 30 weeks. This is almost twice the duration of magpies and currawongs. Nest building has been noted to commence in April, leading to young becoming independent by late September. However, the usual pattern is nest building from July and most dependent young observations finished by late January. Pairs will nest a second time in a breeding season.
I suggest it would be normal for a stock form to include a line such as “Read Condition(s) Carefully” to include cases when there is something extra to say, then not have any Condition(s) determined for that particular case.  If you wish to contact the conservator with this information, I suggest you do so. Although the species is not especially likely to be one that would change a decision. Indeed it probably would be preferable to do whatever before they have an active nest.  
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From: Ruth Parker [
Sent: Saturday, 15 June 2013 10:13 AM
Subject: [canberrabirds] request for information

Yesterday the residents of my strata block received by mail notice of the removal of a large Eucalyptus bicostata.  
This activity is to start in 5 days time, Wednesday 19th.      
A copy of the conservators decision was circulated but no conditions were attached despite a line in bold capitals along the bottom of the page stating “Read Condition(s) Carefully”.   
Since 1998 I have watch a pair of Australian Ravens successfully nesting at the top of this tree and I suspect they are starting their 2013 nesting cycle now.  
Does anyone know if the tree conservator usually, or ever, puts restrictions on removals to the effect that if birds are nesting removal must be delayed until the young are independent?   
This tree is used by many other birds of course including up to 6 or 7 pairs of Gang Gangs when they are in Torrens which has happened more frequently over the past  4 or 5 years.  
Any advice on this subject would be greatly appreciated.  
Ruth Parker
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