A hypothetical case for feeding wild birds

Subject: A hypothetical case for feeding wild birds
Date: Fri, 23 Feb 2007 08:27:12 +0900 (WST)
G'day all

1. There are only about 600 Brolgas in sw Victoria.
2. At this time of year they form into 3-4 largish flocks with a few
smaller groups scattered across the region.
3. Normally they feed on aquatic plants and animals and on spilt grain in
cereal stubbles.
4. There is very little suitable wetland habitat at present.
5. Grain crops mostly failed due to drought and there is virtually no
spilt grain.

Is there a case for providing grain to these flocks to keep them in
reasonable condition for the 2007 breeding season?

Steve Clark
Hamilton, Vic

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