Well, it does beg the question as to whether the nuclear waste dump
slated for the NT might be reconsidered on the grounds that a night
parrot might be irradiated.
On Friday, April 7, 2006, at 09:54 PM, brian fleming wrote:
Following on the fuss on the South Gippsland Bald Hills Wind farm -
planned for a major flight-path used by waterbirds, raptors and other
birds - it has now been cancelled by Ian Campbell, the Fed. Minister
for the Environment. He has done this on the grounds that it might
kill the odd Orange bellied Parrot. (I can't believe that OBPs are
regular denizens of the area, but doubtless the thousands of swans,
ducks, waders and raptors which commute between wetlands through the
proposed windfarm site will appreciate the decision.). Pity about the
OBPs in Western Victoria which got a windfarm where they still
Sean Dooley writes in _The Age_ of Friday 7 April 2006 /"This isn't
about a parrot, it's opportunistic political bastardry./"
Well said, Sean, and I wish I could have put it so well. If I knew how
to include a hyperlink I would, but perhaps some other kind reader
will do so. Meanwhile, fellow birders, read it.
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