Denise Goodfellow <>
Martin Butterfield <>
Tue, 7 Aug 2018 08:39:34 +1000
Good call Denise! The visitwinton site has birdwatching prominently
> Council Sewerage Treatment Ponds A popular spot with many birdwatchers
> that visit Winton, the Council Sewerage Treatment Ponds are a prime
> location to find birds of many different species. As these are Council
> facilities, please check with the Winton Shire Council before visiting
> them—contact the Shire Office (weekdays 8.30am—5.00pm) on (07) 4657 2666.
> Notable birds: Australian Spotted Crake; Baillon’s Crake; birds: Australian
> Spotted Crake; Baillon’s Crake; Pink Australian Spotted Crake; Baillon’s
> Crake; Pink-eared Duck; Little Grassbird.
I guess someone is busy editing that entry as I type!
On 7 August 2018 at 08:24, Denise Goodfellow <>
> One more tourist attraction removed by the sounds of it.
> On 7 Aug 2018, at 7:47 am, Martin Butterfield <>
> > Any idea why they did that, other than "the bulldozer was just sitting
> > there costing ratepayers money"? Presumably the rushes will contribute
> > preserving the climate by being set alight.
> > Martin Butterfield
> > http://franmart.blogspot.com.au/
> > On 6 August 2018 at 18:26, Brian & Meg <> wrote:
> >> For those who know the ‘old’ Winton W.T.Ponds in central-western Qld,
> >> will be disappointed to hear that today, council workmen moved in and
> >> using a bulldozer to remove the majority of the bullrushes around some
> >> the ponds. We were there yesterday and it was alive with birds. This
> >> afternoon, it was a sad-looking place with the bullrushes piled up along
> >> the walls and mud everywhere. Obviously, this debris will need to be
> >> removed, probably tomorrow. Many of the birds had already moved out but
> >> did manage to see a few of the crakes and grassbirds that were
> >> to find somewhere to shelter.
> >> Brian Johnson
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