Brown Teal at Travis Wetland

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Jan
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Re: Brown Teal at Travis Wetland

Postby Jan » Mon May 20, 2024 9:19 am

I have a horrible feeling that this name relates to an online gaming channel called 'stockyard escape' in which I have zero interest. But I guess since Travis has stockyards left from decades ago when it was a working farm, some bright spark saw fit to add the scape part to it. Birding isn't a computer game guys, get real, they are living entities with warm blood, feathers and fascinating behaviour. There's no need to make it something else.
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benackerley
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Re: Brown Teal at Travis Wetland

Postby benackerley » Mon May 20, 2024 9:32 am

A scape in farm terms means an idea that is dominated by farmland or farm animals so that would fit right with what the area is being used for.
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Re: Brown Teal at Travis Wetland

Postby Jan » Mon May 20, 2024 11:25 am

Looking up farmscapes, Ben. I find it's a notion that farming uses to express the landscape of a farmed area. I studied landscape architecture as a postgrad diploma for 2 years. The farm people think a 'landscape' is just the way an area looks [like scenery, they say]. That could not be more wrong. Landscape is based on geology, soils, hydrology, veg., climate, landuse past and present and economic, social and all environmental influences. There is no such thing as a stockyard scape, unless they are trying to say it's the view from the stockyards, so why not 'stockyard view'.
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Re: Brown Teal at Travis Wetland

Postby benackerley » Mon May 20, 2024 4:37 pm

Teal not present today from 2:30 to 3:40 but appeared at 4:30 on the ‘island’
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Re: Brown Teal at Travis Wetland

Postby bradley_birdsnz » Thu May 30, 2024 2:56 pm

Pateke present now at at the entrance

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