Broadwater islands lost to Russian birds

Subject: Broadwater islands lost to Russian birds
From: David Taylor <>
Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2008 18:39:22 +1000
Just  footnote to my earlier post 

The front page of the paper is actually quite humorous with the following huge 
headline across the page

How the state government and the council lost ownership of the Broadwater to a 
flock of Russian birds!

Then theyve superimposed flying Godwits, Curlews and other waders across the 
page including the masthead!

At the base of the page are a row of illustrated waders all with the red and 
yellow russian hammer and sickle on them!

I to noticed the errors in the article - on the front page the journo suggests 
they are "arriving in their hundreds and nesting" ( hello? - nesting russian 

They then say that "in affect the Broadwater has been taken possession of by 
the Russian birds just as Captain Cook took possession of Australia!"  

Then inside is a pic of a Red-capped Plover captioned as follows - "Red-capped 
dotterals from Siberia on the new islands" ( When last did a Red-capped Plover 
take a Siberian holiday?)


David Taylor

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