Yandina Creek Wetlands

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Subject: Yandina Creek Wetlands
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From: tim morris via Birding-Aus <>
Date: Sun, 12 Apr 2015 02:40:43 +0000 (UTC)
It's unbelievable that draining coastal wetlands can still be considered 
If they are serious about cattle production then appropriate management of wet 
pasture can have both environmental and cattle production benefits and the 
wetland wouldn't need to be drained. However, as the site is on the sunshine 
coast I'd say cattle grazing is just the precursor to a future residential 
subdivision development once the site is drained.
I'm not familiar with the area but coastal wetlands on the east coast are 
typically underlain by estuarine sediments containing Potential Acid Sulfate 
Soils. Drainage of the wetlands can lead to drainage of the groundwater and 
oxidation of the Potential Acid Sulfate Soils, leading to acid discharge into 
the adjacent waterway, ruining water quality / fish habitat etc. Over-draining 
can also result in the development of acid scalds on the soil surface, 
resulting in pontential loss of cattle pasture.
It would therefore be worth confirming if the site is underlain by acid soils, 
I think Qld has publicly available acid sulfate soil mapping available on line. 
If it is the local Council may have some development controls for  such areas 
and Qld Fisheries should also be made aware of the proposal as it will have 
implications for down stream water quality /fish habitat
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  1. Correllas (Kerry Firkin)
  2. Hoping to show people from around the globe the    gorgeous
      Parrots in Aus! (Donald G. Kimball)
  3. Watching birds near Uluru (Donald G. Kimball)


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Date: Fri, 10 Apr 2015 09:42:21 +1000
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Subject: [Birding-Aus] Correllas
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Just when  I thought the Correllas  had left they have not been around for two 
Today they came back more than ever
There are  more  Pink and grey Galahs  now
Carrowngs, Saw two Ospreys  yesterday
my  Place has been busy at Corlette, Port Stephens NSW
regards  Kerry Firkin
6 The Yardarm Corlette NSW


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Date: Thu, 9 Apr 2015 23:42:34 -0700
From: "Donald G. Kimball" <>
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Subject: [Birding-Aus] Hoping to show people from around the globe the
    gorgeous Parrots in Aus!
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Okay yes it was indeed me what was spotted ignoring a Grey Honeyeater in
Alice Springs just so I could get better footage of Galahs...  That should
give folks an idea of how much I get a charge out of learning more about
and seeing your great variety of Parrots!
So a natural step after spending 6 months there in 2008/2009 filming would
be to lead others to see your gorgeous birds!
A long time coming now I have a website up and running!  Let me know what
you think!

Would love some of my mates from this site to check out my website and
offer some thoughts and comments.  Also...Okay don't stone me if I bring a
whole pile of North Americans or others to see your gorgeous wildlife okay?

Russ and moderators if this is along the lines of too commercial a post
feel free to dump it and I will flag it as promotional stuff next time.
Hope I am doing this correctly.


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Date: Thu, 9 Apr 2015 23:56:34 -0700
From: "Donald G. Kimball" <>
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Subject: [Birding-Aus] Watching birds near Uluru
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Okay I confess I didnt quite make it to Uluru when I was filming parrots in
2008.  I did pull a fun one though.  I got out of the plane at Uluru en
route from Alice Springs to Cairns.  Hiked over the hills for about 3 km.
Filmed the Rock from a distance and then went back to collect my luggage.
The security guys looked real puzzled when I finally strolled through the
flight gate doors.  But I got my footage and never had to actually land at

I hear its a bit commercial now and I am wondering if the birding is worth
the bother.  I am thinking not much in the way of parrots either although
E-bird does report a few stray folks.  Any thoughts on this folks?

Thanks so much


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