Fauna Report May Holman Drive
Town of Bassendean 1 Oct 2019

Published: Tuesday, 1 October 2019 at 9:00:00 AM

A fauna assessment report on trees at the future Men’s Shed on May Holman Drive, Bassendean has found that the impact on the magpie colony would likely be minimal if clearing occurred when no nests are occupied. The magpie breeding season runs between August and October/November and magpies can lay a second clutch of eggs if the first brood fails. An inspection on Friday morning sighted a completed nest and a magpie (Cracticus tibicen) building a nest, both in trees scheduled to be retained. The magpie seen constructing a nest on the site could be either preparing for a late first clutch or a second clutch. If the existing nest is not occupied and works start before the second nest is completed, the birds will leave the area during earthworks, the report said. Chief executive officer Peta Mabbs said the Town was mindful of the birds’ presence and wanted to ensure minimal impact on any fauna. “Based upon the fauna review and further inspection on Friday, earthworks are scheduled to proceed later this week,” she said. Officers used the Town’s cherrypicker to inspect the nests. One nest was empty and the nest being built is still in very early stages. See the fauna assessment report here

Fauna Assessment 

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