Eagleby (half hour drive from Brisbane)

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Subject: Eagleby (half hour drive from Brisbane)
From: Syd Curtis <>
Date: Fri, 26 May 2006 21:48:25 +1000
On early morning exercise walks I often see our local news-agent delivering
papers, and have noticed that these days very few residences have papers

"And what has that got to do with birds?" you ask.

Just this: one can conclude that it's likely that a proportion of
Brisbane/Gold Coast bird-watchers won't have seen the half page account of
the Eagleby Wetlands in today's Courier-Mail (May 26, p. 41) written up by
Philip Hammond.  To quote just one sentence:

    "After a $3.5 million cash infusion and  a lot of hard work by local
people over the past few years, a three square kilometre tract of low-lying
country is being turned into a high quality wildlife refuge."

So, if interested, get your copy of the May 26 C-M while the news-agents
still have them.  Or -

    "Listen to Philip Hammond talk about Eagleby Wetlands and view Mark
Calleja's photos at



PS  Reckon the sub-editor (or whoever) boobed: titled one of Mark's photos
in the paper as "royal spoonbills take flight".  I reckon they are coming in
to land: undercarriage down; wings in glide position; full flaps on.



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