Bush Stone-curlew in Victoria - a bizarre twitch

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Subject: Bush Stone-curlew in Victoria - a bizarre twitch
From: "michael norris" <>
Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2009 17:15:15 +1000
Hi all

I wrote to Mike Carter to let him know that that 2m electrified fence is about 
keeping foxes (and people) out of the fragile heathland next door to the golf 
course.   As well as rare plants (in south-east Melbourne terms) there are 
various similarly rare animals.

In his reply, yesterday, he said the Stone-curlew had not been seen for 4 or 5 
days.  So please don't go searching for it in the heathland, that officially 
requires a permit to enter.

I guess the bird's gone off to find a mate. (And just to preempt Tony Russell, 
I don't reckon a twitch by a dishevelled Mike, Andrew Silocks and Johnny Loy 
would be scary enough to make it foresake the delights of Sandbelt golf.)

Michael Norris

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