Victorian Bushfires Update 9/2/2009

Subject: Victorian Bushfires Update 9/2/2009
From: Cheryl Ridge <>
Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2009 18:50:32 -0800 (PST)

Thankyou for the detailed updates. I have not been able to get to the area 
myself yet but am trying to prepare myself for the shocking scenes we may see 

We have friends in St Andrews, breeders of Pyrenean Mountain Dogs (similar to 
Maremmas) who lost their home AND dogs and are in hospital being treated for 
burns and shock.

On a personal level this has been upsetting for me, and am getting flashbacks 
of the wonderful times I had at their property playing with and photographing 
puppies and listening to the wildlife (it was quite a haven for wildlife). I 
had always promised myself to go back there just to do some bird watching. My 
friends told me they would get mobs of Gang Gangs visiting to drink.

I am hoping to find some way to help but its a bit tricky while there isn't the 



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Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2009 23:46:46 +1100
From: "Paul Dodd" <>
Subject: Victorian Bushfires Update 9/2/2009
To: "'Birding Aus'" <>
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A long report today. Skip to the end for birding-related comments.

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