Jenny Bounds will be an apology to the meeting tonight. Jenny had a fall which required a reconstruction of her shoulder and will be out of action for quite a while as she will have her arm in a sling for 6 weeks. On the weekend she told
me that while the surgery went well, she has been pretty ill with a post op allergic reaction to antibiotics, etc. She was starting to feel better, very slowly.
I’m sure COG members and chat line subscribers will join with me to pass on our very best wishes that Jenny’s health continues to improve and that she will fully recover soon.
Sent: Wednesday, 9 March 2022 8:27 AM
Subject: Face-to-face COG meeting tonight
A final reminder of the face-to-face COG meeting tonight (details below) and a clarification that masks will need to be WORN. You will also need to check in using the QR Code. Jack Holland
Dear COG members and chat line subscribers,
A reminder that the 9 March COG meeting will be held as a normal face-to-face one at the Canberra Girls Grammar School, Multi-media centre, corner Gawler Cres and Melbourne Ave, Deakin. The COG COVID Safety Plan has been amended and is
attached (also available on the COG web site). If you are coming to the meeting could you please ensure that you are familiar with it. One change is that you will need to bring a mask.
Details of the speakers are below, both presentations will be quite topical so I’m looking forward to seeing you there.
The short talk will be presented by
Chris Davey and will be a slightly extended version of the one that was going to be given at Members Night in January but was subsequently cancelled due to COVID restrictions.
The presentation titled ‘Difficulties in assessing breeding success in the Gang-gang Cockatoo’ will be based on experience gained since the COG survey in 2014 in the ACT. The talk will discuss general
difficulties associated with a hollow-nesting species, how to find and assess possible breeding sites, Gang-gang nesting behaviour and problems associated with measuring reproductive success.
The main presentation will be by Richard Beggs, a Research and Extension Officer with
the ANU’s Sustainable Farms Team and is entitled “War on the Noisy Miner: reassessing the
Richard’s Ph D study involved experimental patch-scale culls of Noisy Miners in woodland remnants in the fragmented agricultural landscapes of the South West Slopes of NSW. He presented the plans for the
study to COG in a 2016 presentation and then in 2018 reported how the culls had had little impact on noisy miner abundance due to immediate recolonisation. In this updated presentation he will provide an overview of the problem of overabundant Noisy Miners
from an ecological and social perspective, will consider possible solutions, and will summarise the findings of his own research, including his environmental history of the species.