birding-aus Call for Help

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Subject: birding-aus Call for Help
From: (Craig Eddie )
Date: Mon, 08 Nov 1999 16:02:33 +1000

A local councillor has rung the Roma office of the Qld. Parks & Wildlife
Service office with a request for action against four Australian Wood
Ducks that are apparently arriving during the early evening at the Roma
public swimming pool, then departing by early morning, but not before
leaving lots of "dirty messages" along the edge of the pool.

Personally, I think its great to have these birds in the middle of town,
however the council thinks otherwise.  Apparently it takes the cleaner
an extra hour to clean up the mess each morning.

Does anybody have any bright ideas "for action"  that we may be able to
convey ASAP to the council?  Please reply to me direct, & if there is
enough interest I will post a summary of responses to birding-aus, in
case the information could be used by others in similar situations.

By the way, the pool is 25 metres long, freshwater (chlorinated) &
located in the middle of a residential area.  The council has ruled out
placing any sort of netting above the pool due to expense.

Thankyou in advance.

Craig Eddie
Natural Resource Ranger
Roma District Office
Queensland Parks & Wildlife Service
Tel: (07) 4622 4266  Fax: (07) 4622 4151

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