A Fossil of a bird similar to a modern Egret has been recently discovered in Australia. Over 1 millions years old the fossil shows the foot prints and landing marks of the bird as it glided in on the muddy ancient shore. For more information on the fossil seen the link at the end of this page.
A million years after that birds walked the Earth Dragonfly Environmental
is working on projects to rehabilitate and re-create habitat for today’s Egrets and waterbirds.. Out work at Port Botany has include the creation of large Saltmarshes which are being visited by Migratory birds – such as the Saltmarsh creation and rehabilitation at Port Botany.
Migratory Bird Roosting Island
Recent works include the upgrading of the main island that was created for migratory birds to roost on. High-tide roosting islands, away from disturbance, are of high importance to wading birds. During September (before the birds come back!) Dragonfly Environmental has worked with Shore Contracting http://www.shorecontracting.com.au/ to build up the centre of the Island by moving 11,000m3 of crushed sandstone over the sensitive mudflats and onto the Island.
Plus Dragonfly’s works in Wetlands rehabilitation and Creation in and around Sydney are bringing back the birds. Including Noxious aquatic weed removal in wetlands throughout Sydney particularly Ludwigia peruviana.
So over 1million years after these ‘Egret’ type fossil foot prints were laid down we can continue to celebrate the presents of our Winged relations in the skies and on the Beaches and in the Wetlands.
For more on our projects see http://www.pittwateronlinenews.com/dragonfly-environmental-profile.php