This entire thread is reminding me of a place I passed once on Waterfall Way
in NSW (or somewhere in that area). There was a sign declaring "Turdle farm"
painted on a toilet seat and a Christmas tree like arrangement of toilet bowls
labelled the "Lavatree".
Anyone else know of this place?
Ah and to stay on the topic of birds. I found at least 7 black swan nests at
Lake Monger today, and had the pleasure of watching a swan building the
foundations of a nest. The pink-eared ducks are back, the blue-bills are out
in force and have chicks, and the reed-warblers are surprisingly visible.
Quoting Geoff Price <>:
> Torturous but
> At 04:40 PM 03-05-06, you wrote:
> >Ah Dools, you've done it again.Forget pristine riverine habitat, throw-out
> >all that rainforest crap, consign pelagics to the bottom of the cesspit,
> >give birders what they really want-- a chance to brag about their best
> >sewerage farms.And why not? They give us some great birding.
> > But I'm worried and distressed about where all the sewage has gone, the
> >language- manglers from Canberra and beyond have turned it into a veritable
> >sludge of euphuisms that would do Don Watson proud. Is there any town in
> >this Great Brown Land that still has sewerage works? Even those rugged
> >outback folk of Hay and beyond have turned to the weak-as-water euphuisms.
> > I think an award should be made for the town with the best alternative
> >name for a sewerage works. You know, something like Smellytown's Pongo
> >Ornithological Observatory (known collloquially as P.O.O.), or Faeceville's
> >Bacterial Ornithological Gardens (or B.O.G.).
> >By the way, how frequently are Blackbirds and Song Thrush (members of the
> >turdus species) seen at sewage farms? It seems like perfect habitat.
> >Must run, have heard the call of nature (now was that a Rose
> >Benny Hill
> >(being chanelled through Russ Lamb, Maleny,SEQ)