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.
05 February 2019