Something to crow about

I’ve always felt we should push the fact that rifle ranges are quite eco-friendly places and a haven for wildlife. When I took the attached photograph, shooting was in progress a few lanes away yet our visitor never flinched.

This is one of a pair which nest every year on the range used by the SSAA Herberton branch in Queensland and they come in for titbits most Sundays, especially when feeding young. A few years ago we had a pair of sea eagles nest and rear chicks near our 300-yard mound and, as we know but the general population doesn’t believe, shooting never worried them.

Peter Smith, via email.

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