jenny spry <>
Tue, 26 Oct 2010 08:51:41 +1100
Well, I did get a reply from a local - Barham - resident about the Ostriches
that I saw and it seems they really are a feral self-sustaining population,
and have been for many years. Here is the text from an email I got:
“There are about 25 adult ostriches now running loose and free on "Cadell".
They've been there for quite a few years and have bred up from just a pair.
I live in Barham and as far as I know, they are abandoned from a failed
breeding enterprise back in the 90s and certainly now enjoy freedom to roam
and breed. I hadn't seen any chicks this year, but they seem to produce a
good clutch or two every year, so this excellent season will no doubt
produce extra fecundity.”
So, if anyone wants “Ostrich” for their list it seems this is the place to
go, it is certainly easier and cheaper than hiring a light plane to fly out
over SA (smile). The Murray full of water is also a spectacular sight and
Moama and Barham are good places to stay and see it.
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