It's tough being a bird

Subject: It's tough being a bird
From: Steve Clark <>
Date: Thu, 25 Dec 2003 16:11:30 +1100
G'day all

Yesterday we heard about the destruction of a Little Tern colony.

Yesterday afternoon I saw 9 Wedge-tailed Eagles together at Lake Linlithgow (east of Hamilton in sw Victoria). A magnificent sight until I noticed that the last bird to take off had about 1m of twine/rope hanging from its foot and couldn't gain height readily. Hopefully it will be able to remove it by itself.

This morning I read of the demands of some hamilton residents that "someone do something" about the 'thousands" of Corellas that are making lots of noise near their homes. The area is on the Grange Burn and is probably the only bit of its length that even vaguely resembles how it was 200 years ago - i.e. a grassy Red Gum woodland. We have removed most of the original vegetation along this river and replaced it with willows, poplars etc. Where do they think the Corellas can go? They will only be here for a few weeks in any case.

No cheers

Steve Clark
Hamilton, Vic

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