I went into the CCRC planning office on Wednesday I had heard my next door neighbour Rick Gore had put in a rezoning application. The Town Planner confirmed that an application had been received for rezoning of portion 27V to ‘Tourist Facility’. The application outlined a ‘Grey Nomad’ Caravan Park Rest Area. The application was for minimal infrastructure as the idea is that caravans would travel over the Moresby Range down two steep hills to spend a rest night!!!!!!!!!
Peter Rowles accepted my Invitation to inspect the ‘pig cage’. He stated he was not representing TERRAIN. Just after Peter left cassowary ‘Big Sis’ showed up, she had missed out on the feed in the morning and was hungry. She tried, unsuccessfully to get into the cage. Gave up, then came back an hour later. In the end, frustrated, she disappeared into the mangroves.
I was truly amazed I had never seen this display before. Unfortunately I was not quick enough to get a photo of him. However I did capture the female. On searching the internet I found a series of photos of this display posted by Con Foley.
Today a female sunbird has started building a new nest inside one of the nursery sheds, perhaps it is the same bird.
Without eating any of the fruit they disappeared into the forest.;
This morning Dad 4 turned up, I saw him briefly at the feed station. He ate only a little fruit and quickly disappeared into the forest. I just managed to get a photo. The chicks did not see him. Some days the chicks are missing out on a feed from the bins however the pandanus is starting to drop and a few other fruits are ripening in the forest: at long last. It will be interesting to see how long the chicks stay together.
Cheers for now,