Winton, Qld

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Subject: Winton, Qld
From: "Richard Nowotny" <>
Date: Tue, 7 Aug 2018 12:53:40 +1000
I called to convey my disappointment and concern.

What an extraordinary decision. Talk about a country town shooting itself in 
the foot.




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From: Birding-Aus  On Behalf Of 
Martin Butterfield
Sent: Tuesday, 7 August 2018 12:13 PM
To: Greg and Val Clancy
Cc: Brian & Meg; birding-aus NEW
Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] Winton, Qld


Pending Greg's update perhaps people could call the number listed on the 
website as shown in my post: (07) 4657 2666!

Martin Butterfield



On 7 August 2018 at 11:47, Greg and Val Clancy <> wrote:


> We were there last week and I photographed the Australian Spotted Crake and a 
> Baillon's Crake.  The others heard a number of Spotless Crakes.  The place 
> was alive with birds.

> This is outrageous and I have 'phoned Winton Shire Council.  I am waiting for 
> a response from the person in charge.

> When I get a name I will post it and others could then also 'phone and 
> protest, unless of course there is a very valid reason, which I doubt.

> Greg Clancy



> -----Original Message----- From: Martin Butterfield

> Sent: Tuesday, August 7, 2018 8:17 AM

> To: Brian & Meg

> Cc: birding-aus NEW

> Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] Winton, Qld



> Any idea why they did that, other than "the bulldozer was just sitting

> there costing ratepayers money"?  Presumably the rushes will contribute to

> preserving the climate by being set alight.


> Martin Butterfield




> On 6 August 2018 at 18:26, Brian & Meg <> wrote:


> For those who know the ‘old’ Winton W.T.Ponds in central-western Qld, you

>> will be disappointed to hear that today, council workmen moved in and

>> began

>> using a bulldozer to remove the majority of the bullrushes around some of

>> 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 we

>> did manage to see a few of the crakes and grassbirds that were struggling

>> to find somewhere to shelter.

>> Brian Johnson

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