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Katherine Times Wed 25 Feb 2015



Katherine Times Wed 25 Feb 2015


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Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Katherine; Katherine (N.T.) -- Newspapers

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www.katherinetimes.com.au KATHERINE TIMES, WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 25 2015 9 IT IS a busy time of year for Top End birds. Eggs have hatched and demanding mouths are open and waiting for dinner. Sometimes, hungry babies are found on the ground after storms, high winds or after taking their first flight. Many baby birds that are rescued by well-meaning people do not need assistance at all. Often they are being cared for by their parents after falling from their nest, even if this means feeding them on the ground. If you find a young bird sitting or walking around on the ground, its parents will usually be somewhere nearby, waiting for you to leave. The best thing to do is simply leave it alone. If there are risks in the area, such as pets or children, the baby can be gently placed in a heavy shrub or low tree to give it some protection. If you need to do this, please do not worry about the urban myth that the parents will abandon the chick if they smell your scent on them - this is simply not true. Occasionally, nests fall out of their tree or are found by small people or animals. In these cases, the best thing to do is put the nest back as near as possible to its original position if it is safe to do so. If, after awhile, you feel that the parents are not returning, or if you know that they have met an untimely end, please place a call your local wildlife rescue organisation. Baby birds need specialised care and feeding, and carers of wildlife need both experience and carers permits to look after them properly. In Katherine, phone 0412 955 336 to contact volunteer organisations who will, if possible, collect and care for young birds. Numbers for other areas can be found on the Parks and Wildlife Commission NT website at parksandwildlife.nt.gov.au/wildlife/ .tgrescue. Connect to Country with Ranger Clare Do you want to know more about flora, fauna and parks in the Katherine region?Like Northern Territory Parks and Wildlife on Facebook. Goat ragu with red wine Ingredients 1.5kg goat meat on bone, chopped into chunks 2 tbsp olive oil 2 onions, halved and sliced 2 carrots, peeled and sliced 2 celery stalks, finely sliced 2 garlic cloves, finely sliced 300ml good red wine 400g canned tomatoes 2 tbsp tomato paste 1 tsp sugar 300ml stock or water 3 bay leaves 1 tbsp chopped thyme or rosemary, and extra for serving 1 tsp dried oregano good pinch of dried chilli flakes sea salt and pepper Method 1. Rinse the goat, pat dry, and season well. H e a t one tablespoon of oil in a lidded ovenproof pan and brown the meat in batches, on both sides, then remove. 2. Add remaining oil and cook the onion, carrot, celery and garlic for 10 minutes until softened. 3. Add the red wine, tomatoes, tomato paste, sugar and stock, and bring to the boil, stirring. 4. Heat oven to 160C. Return the meat to the pan with bay leaves, thyme, oregano, chilli, sea salt and pepper, cover and cook in the oven for 1.5 to 2 hours until tender. Skim off any excess surface fat, scatter with extra herbs and serve. >> lifestyle Katherine - You are Beautiful Proudly sponsored by the Member for Katherine, Willem Westra van Holthe. There is plenty to love about Katherine and the surrounding region. Why do you love Katherine? Email: editor.kathtimes@fairfaxmedia.com.au Katherine Tennis Club coach Sam Murch: I love the Katherine region because ... WE CAME up here in April 2014 from South Australia. I love the remoteness and the rawness of the place - its the last frontier sort of environment. The people here are friendly and Id say its a lot more community-based than where weve come from. Katherine feels like a traditional country town, which is a dying feature in a lot of places. As a tennis coach, the weather here is perfect because it hardly ever rains. When it does rain, its only short and sharp, and it seems to cleanse the place. In a word, Katherine is raw it still has that Crocodile Dundee marketing stamp on it and its genuine. This is Australia. > BRIGHT Spot RIGHT: Casey Bishop sent us this snap of the Venndale Bats team posing for their team photo at the 2015 Imparja Cup in Alice Springs earlier this month. EACH week, the Katherine Times team takes dozens of photos that never end up making it onto the pages of the paper, so we have decided to introduce Bright Spot, a new section to share a few of them with our readers. Better yet, wed like to share some of your quirky and cute photos with the Katherine community. It doesnt matter whether it is a shot of a stunning sunset, a snap of your firstborn dressed up like a Disney character, an eye-catching grab from a community event or anything in between - we want to see what you are looking at through the lens. Email your high-resolution photos to editor.kathtimes@fairfaxmedia.com.au, remembering to include your full name and a brief story behind the image. If you happen to grab a great shot with your smartphone, you can also send it to 0419 891 666. by CLARE PEARCE

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