"Judie Peet" <>
Hugo Phillipps <>
Wed, 02 Feb 2000 13:37:33 +1100
At 11:50 2/02/00 +1100, you wrote:
>nestling Fairy Martins which had been abandoned by
>the parent birds on a property near Dubbo, in central NSW. All seemed
>to be going well, and it was obvious that there were a large number of
>chicks, when suddenly, without any known reason, ALL of the adult birds
>failed to return after fying out in the morning.
Could it have been weather-related - such as a sudden cold snap leading to
no food for the nestlings and mass abandonment by (or even death of) the
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