Azure Kingfisher still in same location EOM

To: David Rosalky <>, "" <>
Subject: Azure Kingfisher still in same location EOM
From: "Maconachie, Michael" <>
Date: Sun, 10 Aug 2014 22:47:26 +0000
You can blame me for the cows. The riparian strip since it has been fenced has 
been withdrawn from the graziers licence. Grazing is only done if required by 
ACT parks and this normally takes the form of crash grazing ie knock it down 
and out again.

I opened the gate on Friday - peninsula and corner opposite hospice won't be 
grazed. Looks like cows work better than the 'No Unauthorised Access' sign !! 
might have to invest in a bull .....................

Cattle will be in for a couple of weeks.

Michael Maconachie
Senior Ranger
Jerrabomberra Wetlands Nature Reserve
ACT Parks and Conservation Service
TAMS Directorate
0428 113 533

-----Original Message-----
From: David Rosalky 
Sent: Sunday, 10 August 2014 4:10 PM
Subject: Azure Kingfisher still in same location EOM

I am amused to read this Marnix.  I have just returned from there.  I also ran 
the gauntlet of the first twenty or so cows and calves but the other thirty 
were densely crowded on the track.  The cows seemed relaxed but the calves were 
spooking so I also abandoned the venture.  A pair of Flame Robins made the trip 
pleasant, along with four Cattle Egrets.  At the hides, a pair of Australasian 
Shovellers also made good viewing.. But that was it.

David R

-----Original Message-----
From: Marnix Zwankhuizen 
Sent: Sunday, 10 August 2014 2:22 PM
To: David McDonald
Subject: Azure Kingfisher still in same location EOM

Tried unsuccessfully to reach the Azure Kingfisher spot yesterday and today.
It seems the farmer has let all his cattle out of the main paddock and on to 
the riverside track section. Wasn't game to run the gauntlet of 50 cows and 
calves. Looks like I'll have to try again next weekend.

Still some Cattle Egret present.


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