Saturday, January 16, 2016

Birdlife Southern Qld visits Wyreema Wetlands

16th January 2016

On Saturday 16th January, Judith Hoyle from Bird Life Southern Queensland attended an onsite induction and tour of the Wyreema Water Treatment Plant, co-ordinated by Mick Atzeni from the Toowoomba Bird Observers Club. Other induction attendees included Judi Gray - President of Wildlife Preservation Society Toowoomba Branch, Deborah Metters from South East Queensland Catchments and representatives from the Toowoomba Field Naturalists Club. Despite wet overcast weather on the day, a large bird list was still compiled, including Pink Eared Ducks and Plum-headed Finches, which are usually rare to be seen in this part of the darling downs region. Every one in attendance agreed with Mick’s vision for the Wyreema Wetlands location, the options available, and the compromises that may have to be considered to ensure the habitat’s longevity.

"Wyreema Wetlands - Upper Ponds" 16/01/16 (iPhone Photo)

"Wyreema Wetlands - Lower Pond"  16/01/16 (iPhone Photo)

Flock of Pink-eared Ducks flying towards the lower pond at "Wyreema Wetlands" 16/01/16 (iPhone Photo)

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