Do you have his registration number?
Denise Lawungkurr Goodfellow
1/7 Songlark Street,
Bakewell, NT 0832
043 8650 835
On 16/1/13 5:45 AM, "Shirley Cook" <> wrote:
> Dear all,
> Dr Stephen Debus has received a letter from a concerned Kempsey birdwatcher.
> This is a summary of his letter.
> On Boyters Lane, Jerseyville (near Kempsey), there is a Council-owned large
> wetland inside the fence that has valuable fringe habitat on the road verge
> (which shelters cover-dependent birds that use the wetland and low
> vegetation etc.). A would-be bird photographer was found flattening an area
> of 20 sq. metres on the verge so he could photograph birds in the wetland.
> When challenged, he basically said that humans have priority, and
> subsequently cleared 2 more such areas. Council won't take action, although
> their EIS obliges them to protect the verge as well as the wetland. The
> concerned member described the offender (who volunteered that he was from
> Armidale) as stocky, with an accent, and drove a 4WD. If this information
> rings a bell with anyone, the Kempsey member asks that we try to impress on
> the person, or any relevant photography group in Armidale (if one exists),
> the need for ethical practices in birding and bird photography.
> Shirley Cook
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