Condamine Power nurtures a new generation
A clever Currawong couple found the perfect warm spot to raise their chicks this spring: on a pipe rack between the two heat recovery steam generators at Condamine Power Station. The pipe rack became a stable support for the little family, which grew and flourished before an audience of admiring CPS staff. The nest positioned three- s toreys up, was clearly visible from one of the generator stairs. “Many of us at CPS have admired her and some of us have been lucky enough to catch her feeding her four chicks,” said Commercial Coordinator Nikki Robertson,
who snapped these photos. “It’s a testament to how our industry can operate harmoniously with our environment.” The Currawong is native to eastern Australia and usually nests and hunts in tree-tops. It eats fruit, insects and the baby birds and eggs of other species. Chicks are born naked and blind but quickly grow a layer of grey down.
“It’s so nice to see that our power station can operate harmoniously with this little family of Currawongs.” Nikki Robertson Commercial Coordinator