Further breeding success for the WTP (Vic) Brolgas

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Subject: Further breeding success for the WTP (Vic) Brolgas
From: "Dr Richard Nowotny" <>
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2008 17:41:20 +1100
Last Saturday 11th Oct the two Brolgas which appear to have been nesting in
the swamp off the end of Point Wilson Rd at the Western Treatment Plant were
accompanied by two small but apparently very healthy chicks. I think this is
their first multiple-offspring success since their reappearance at the WTP
some years ago, representing a steady progression from their initial
repeated breeding failures, then their first breeding success with a single
chick which grew to maturity and was often seen with the two adults, and now

Interestingly, I note Peter McSween's report of 2 Brolgas flying near Reedy
Lakes on the Bellarine Peninsula between Leopold and Geelong this morning -
?? the parents of the chicks (seems unlikely) or two "new" birds.


Richard Nowotny

Port Melbourne


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