Last Chance to See

To: 'Laurie Knight' <>, Birding Aus <>
Subject: Last Chance to See
From: Peter Shute <>
Date: Sun, 22 Oct 2017 22:15:20 +0000
I've attached the photo that was missing from Laurie's email. For some reason 
the list server doesn't like the way Mac computers attach photos.

Peter Shute

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> Sent: Wednesday, 18 October 2017 7:17 PM
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> Subject: [Birding-Aus] Last Chance to See
> G'day
> The weekend news regarding Orange-bellied Parrots is not encouraging -
> none of the ten OBPs that had arrived at Melaleuca were female - see
> parrot-lurched-closer-towards-extinction-20171014-gz0yhh.html
> If the species doesn't "turn the corner" it is quite possible that it won't be
> too many years before OBPs are extinct in the wild and the only surviving
> populations will be captive bred.
> If you haven't seen OBPs in the wild or been to Melaleuca, this summer may
> be one of the last you can see them there.  I had the fortune to spend some
> time there in December last year following a bushwalk to South West Cape. It
> was very enjoyable watching the OBPs coming in to a feeder through the
> picture window of the Deny King Museum - you can look them in the eye
> through the scope set up for people recording the identifying bands on their
> legs. If you have the chance to spend a bit of time there, the bushwalking
> huts are quite cosy and Par Avion runs plenty of flights in summer.  If you 
> are
> up to doing an overnight walk, Hidden Bay is well worth a visit - with a good
> chance of seeing Ground Parrots, Hooded Plovers, Southern Emu Wrens and
> Olive Whistlers etc.
> Anyhow, I have attached an example of the sort of photo you can easily get
> [via the scope] of an OBP on the most photographed stick in Australia.
> Regards, Laurie.
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