FW: [canberrabirds] Meanwhile at FSP

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Subject: FW: [canberrabirds] Meanwhile at FSP
From: "Geoffrey Dabb" <>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:30:56 +1000



‘FSP’ is our usual way of referring to Fyshwick Sewage Ponds.  This popular birdwatching venue has been closed to us for well over a year, first for the construction of the new electricity substation and then for  reconstruction of the margins of the ponds to avoid erosion from wave action.  Our enquiries about just what that will entail have been met with the response that ‘rocks’ will be used.  Now we have an idea of the progress of this long-running project and an indication of what kind of rocky margins we shall see when access is again allowed.  When they said ‘rocks’, they meant rocks.  Crake-seekers, for example, will probably be disappointed.


From: Peter Ormay [
Sent: Thursday, 17 April 2014 6:13 PM
To: 'Geoffrey Dabb';
Subject: RE: [canberrabirds] Meanwhile at FSP


Hello Geoffrey, what is FSP? Could you fill me in on the story behind this please?



From: Geoffrey Dabb [m("","gdabb");">]
Sent: Thursday, 17 April 2014 1:54 PM
To: m("","canberrabirds");">
Subject: [canberrabirds] Meanwhile at FSP


The promised rocks are being put in place, and they do look promising.  Similar rocks form the margins of the extended groyne at St Kilda pier, where Little Penguins nest in the crevices


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