|Subject:||Bluetts Block never ceases to inspire - needletails|
|From:||Jean Casburn <>|
|Date:||Sat, 14 Dec 2019 02:29:10 +0000|
In spite of the dry weather, Bluetts is looking beautiful as always with interesting birds - including about 15 White-throated Needletail, and especially the three Brown Gosshawk which appeared to be following me over the hill and down towards the bottom fence in defence of a calling juvenile. I am pleased to notice the fence going west from the bottom gate has been repaired with several strands of wire, and on the eastern side of the gate an opening has been made to allow walkers or bikers to enter.
However at the Uriarra Road end of the block a new very sturdy fence has been erected to the east of the first gate - which means it is necessary to crawl through the fence on the western side of the gate (with a couple of strands of barbed wire to negotiate). In addition bikers from Coppins Crossing would have difficulty getting bikes over the gate or through the wire fence to get on to Uriarra Road.
Fire trail workers have also been very busy widening the fire trail going up the hill and shredding the understory which sadly was the best home for small birds.
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