Barrington Tops

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Robert P
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Barrington Tops

Unread post by Robert P » Sat May 30, 2020 10:41 am

Hi guys, has anyone done any investigating around the lower part of Barrington Tops.

I regularly drive up from Gresford to an area west from Ladies Well.

There is one particular area near the top of Masseys Creek road, where the is always a lot

of fresh tree breaks, and also saplings bent down like an arch.
The unusual thing I find about this, is the whole tree break area goes for about 500 metres,

then stops all together.
I was wondering if this is a corridor used by yowies to travel through ?

Cheers Rob

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Re: Barrington Tops

Unread post by Pertys80 » Sat May 30, 2020 11:30 am

Robert P wrote:
Sat May 30, 2020 10:41 am
Hi guys, has anyone done any investigating around the lower part of Barrington Tops.

I regularly drive up from Gresford to an area west from Ladies Well.

There is one particular area near the top of Masseys Creek road, where the is always a lot

of fresh tree breaks, and also saplings bent down like an arch.
The unusual thing I find about this, is the whole tree break area goes for about 500 metres,

then stops all together.
I was wondering if this is a corridor used by yowies to travel through ?

Cheers Rob
G'day Rob, you didn't happen to take some pics of the breaks by any chance?
Sounds interesting but you can't rule out natural occurances either.. https://youtu.be/5U4-y6ewOoI
Getting a look them might help determine what's causing it..👍

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Re: Barrington Tops

Unread post by Dion » Sat May 30, 2020 4:40 pm

Robert P wrote:
Sat May 30, 2020 10:41 am
I was wondering if this is a corridor used by yowies to travel through ?
Hi Rob

Its a possibility, the only way to find out is to have a look around for any potential signs other than tree breaks? Cockatoos and grubs come to mind, they can decimate a section of trees easily.
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Unread post by Dion » Sat May 30, 2020 4:44 pm

Pertys80 wrote:
Sat May 30, 2020 11:30 am
Sounds interesting but you can't rule out natural occurances either..
Thanks for that Video Pertys80

I know that section of road well used to travel it quite often in the days of living in Victoria.

Those cars were very lucky.
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Unread post by Robert P » Sat May 30, 2020 7:33 pm

Thanks guys, I'll get some pics next time I'm up there.
cheers Rob

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Unread post by Yowie_Nakamoto » Sat May 30, 2020 10:07 pm

Pertys80 wrote:
Sat May 30, 2020 11:30 am
Sounds interesting but you can't rule out natural occurances either.. https://youtu.be/5U4-y6ewOoI
(eek) that was quite the gust!!!

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Unread post by AL Pitman » Sat May 30, 2020 11:04 pm

Silly Question but were the tree breaks located in the vicinity of a high voltage power line ?
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Unread post by Robert P » Sun May 31, 2020 9:33 am

No, nowhere near power lines. They are half way up a mountain, yet no breaks at the top.
In the last 2 years I have also seen 2 saplings, about 3 to 4 inches diameter, snapped and stripped of bark up to the break. I know that Cockatoos strip the bark looking for grubs, so I try to keep an open mind.
I just find it odd, that I regularly drive through this area, and another hour and a half further in to the tops. And only this area regardless of weather always has new tree breaks.

Cheers Rob

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Unread post by gregvalentine » Sun May 31, 2020 10:28 pm

Robert P wrote:
Sun May 31, 2020 9:33 am
No, nowhere near power lines. They are half way up a mountain, yet no breaks at the top.
In the last 2 years I have also seen 2 saplings, about 3 to 4 inches diameter, snapped and stripped of bark up to the break. I know that Cockatoos strip the bark looking for grubs, so I try to keep an open mind.
I just find it odd, that I regularly drive through this area, and another hour and a half further in to the tops. And only this area regardless of weather always has new tree breaks.

Cheers Rob
My experience with cockatoos is that sometimes they can be very frightened by heights . . .

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