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Adem Thanks Cheers, Jeff

Dank je Bram, ik was alleen en kon dus overal stoppen en schieten. Groeten Berend

Dank je Bram. Groeten Berend

Thanks Ian, they sing very loud so I can hear them before I can see them. Greetings Berend

They're so successful Ian, that there're too much. They have to watch out for hunters after the breeding season. Thanks for the compliments, greetings Berend

We had lunch near here the other day, and we were watching one of our small eagles soaring, but other than that there does not seem to be too many birds in the gorge except for cormorants. The problem is that because of the height of Yabba Falls (165M) and the many cascades like this one in the Gates of Yabba below, there are not many or any fish here, so there the birds would rely on reptiles instead.

Further downstream there are kingfishers.



I am planning my next visit already, Berend. This time it will be with another specialist, hopefully a geologist. There is another gorge nearby on a major tributary of the Yabba and I hardly know that gorge, so hopefully we will get to traverse it this winter, also.


I love it, Berend. Very few people have ever been here, and that adds to its specialness. Thanks for your appreciation.


Yes, berend, you are right. What I understand happened was that the environmental resources people wanted to include some of this area in the national park estate, and it was easier to get it past the politicians if it was an increment added to an existing park rather than having to negotiate the creating and naming of a new national park.

I have brought it to the attention of some of the politicians and resource management people, so there is hope that one day it will be corrected. As far as I am concerned this is Yabba National Park.

I am glad you can see bits of our local wilderness.




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