During a visit to the Colebrook River to look for the Glossy Ibis, the landowner of the land on the Windmill Restaurant side of the river, informed a birder that a 'bird watcher' had recently left a gate open resulting in 29 cattle getting out of his land and into the adjacent restaurant/accomadation complex, causing considerable damage.
He was very disappointed as he has always been very supportive of bird watchers on his land and feels very let down. He says that all he wants is visitors to respect his property and to close any gates they may have opened.
We are passing this on due to remind everyone of the need to respect private landowners wishes. Everyone's co-operation is appreciated and to the benefit of all birders.