Avon wetlands at Gloucester

To: "Ekerlogic Consulting Services (ECS)" <>
Subject: Avon wetlands at Gloucester
From: "Philip A. Veerman" <>
Date: Thu, 4 Nov 2004 22:55:44 +1100
As below.
Sorry but Peter made me really giggle with this one: "we have recorded 24 rufous scrub-birds a few years ago, we recorded a poultry one yesterday". Dare I say I think you mean paltry! Or at least I hope you were not planning to eat it.
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From: Ekerlogic Consulting Services (ECS) <>
To: Edwin Vella <>; m("","birding-aus");"> <m("","birding-aus");">>
Date: Thursday, 4 November 2004 18:00
Subject: Re: [BIRDING-AUS] Avon wetlands at Gloucester

Hi Edwin and others

on the topic of rainfall, we surveyed New England NP (near Dorrigo)
yesterday, and despite Dorrigo receiving 300mm two weeks ago, I have
never seen the rainforest so dry with humidity levels extremely low.  So
much so, that where we have recorded 24 rufous scrub-birds a few years
ago, we recorded a poultry one yesterday.  There were fires nearby at

It has been a similar story in other areas, Barrington/Gloucester Tops
was extremely dry, Border Ranges was likewise.  At present I am at
Cunninghams Gap and despite good rains here ~70-100mm a week or so ago,
there are fires nearby and it is extremey dry for forest of this type.

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