Cock-a-hoop over fund
SCHOOL children on a walk through Mandurah’s Marley Reserve received an extra bonus with the discovery of a baby redtailed black cockatoo in an artificial tube.
The North Mandurah Primary School Year 3 students were accompanied on the walk along the Climate Watch Trail by John Tonkin College Year 10 bushranger cadets as part of the College’s involvement in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.
The cadets helped the younger students find out about climate change, nature reserves and protecting wildlife, taking photographs and recording data, led by environmentalist Joe Tonga.
Mr Tonga said it was highly unusual to find a red-tailed black cockatoo in a man-made tube.
John Tonkin Year 10 students (back) Jake Rashbrook, Natsyne and Joshua Spozetta with environmentalist Joe Tonga and North Mandurah PS students Elijah Green, Lila Billett, Tjah To and Chelsea Cox.