Logan River walk

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alcatraz
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Logan River walk

Spent a couple of hours yesterday morning trying to get close up shots of raptors that frequent an area of the Logan River at Eagleby. Not much luck there, but at least a few other species co-operated. The White-breasted woodswallow (juvenile) is a first for me. I like the image of the Superb Fairy wren with the contrast of a soft, vulnerable, tiny bird sitting on barbed wire. The area where these were taken is all cattle properties, hence the fencing.

laza
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Great set birdman, really like Woodswallow shot as well.

Though rather unkempt Magpie portrait is quite interesting as well

Dont take life too seriously, it never ends well

DinaHaines
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Seriously, The photo shots are awesome.

brian63
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Great set Murray, I love shots of birds on barbed wire.

WhistlingDuck

Very nice collection ... i really like the brown HE shot, the lovely greens in foreground and background,  and the gold spots in his colouring matches the gold in those seeds

alcatraz
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Thanks Laza, Dina, Brian and WD. Your support is much appreciated. Cheers again.

Reflex
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Great shots but what a devastating state of affairs on the Logan River.

http://www.abc.net.au/radio/brisbane/programs/mornings/white-spot/8269218

Angry is not strong enough.

Samford Valley Qld.

alcatraz
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Reflex wrote:

Great shots but what a devastating state of affairs on the Logan River.

http://www.abc.net.au/radio/brisbane/programs/mornings/white-spot/8269218

Angry is not strong enough.

Yes, sad state of affairs. Drove to Rocky Point this afternoon and the prawn farms are vacant. State Government vehicles undertaking de-contamination, signs everywhere saying area contaminated. If this (white spot) proves to be as a result of imported prawns, then these people have every right to be furious and then some.

Woko
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I'm not sure why aquaculture is permitted in our rivers & oceans. Could it have anything to do with radical, ruthless exploitation of natural places? The Tasmanian salmon industry is in turmoil because of aquaculture pollution & in SA aquafarmed non-indigenous species have escaped. These enterprises need to be moved to sites on land where the natural environment is beyond repair.

alcatraz
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Woko wrote:

I'm not sure why aquaculture is permitted in our rivers & oceans. Could it have anything to do with radical, ruthless exploitation of natural places? The Tasmanian salmon industry is in turmoil because of aquaculture pollution & in SA aquafarmed non-indigenous species have escaped. These enterprises need to be moved to sites on land where the natural environment is beyond repair.

The Logan River issue is one of white spot which, as I understand it, has come into Australia as a result of the importation of prawns from places such as Vietnam. The prawn aquaculture industry in the Rocky Point area near the Logan River, are land-based with man-made lakes producing local prawns. Not sure how but the white spot got into the Logan River and from there into the land-based prawn farms. From my understanding Australian prawn farmers have been fighting the overseas importation of prawns for years, fearing an outbreak such as this. Fishermen routinely use prawns as bait in this area and I suppose its possible imported prawns with white spot were used as bait. 

Woko
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Thanks for the information, alcatraz. Perhaps the prawn farm should have been located much further away from the Logan River.

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