Abberton, the flood and bird 216 for the garden

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Subject: Abberton, the flood and bird 216 for the garden
From: Bill Jolly <>
Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2013 22:04:40 +1000

Just a quick note in response to many enquiries to let people know that 
Abberton escaped relatively unscathed by the recent rains and associated 
At our place, the flooding was a lot less severe than in 2010, and I think a 
significant factor could be that having lost some of our former creekbank two 
years ago, the now much wider Lockyer Creek has significantly increased its 
carrying capacity in front of our place, such that a
given volume of water can now be contained in a wider less high flow than 
hitherto, as it comes
past us.  After what was none-the-less a worrying day on Sunday, we received a 
reward on Monday when a Wedge-tailed Shearwater appeared over the house, flew 
directly over the verandah and down the creek - in the general direction of the 
sea......  Bird #216 for the house list, and #212 from the verandah. Bill 
JollyAbberton, Helidon, Qld (27º 34' 21' S; 152º 08' 21' E)                     

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