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Park is rendered ‘unusable for MONTHS’ after a ‘bin chicken’ invasion left it stinking of ibis poo 

Park is rendered ‘unusable for MONTHS’ after an explosion of ‘bin chickens’ leaves it stinking of ibis poo

  • Brisbane City Council has been accused missing the hatching season
  • Einbunpin Lagoon Park in Sandgate now has an ‘unbearable’ smell
  • One egg and two nests were removed from 48 roosting ibises in January



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Ibises have invaded a Brisbane park spreading an ‘unbearable smell’ that has angered local residents and a nearby school.

The wading birds have stunk out Einbunpin Lagoon Park in Sandgate, northern Brisbane making parts of it unusable..

The urban flamingos have also left record amounts of poo in the water feed a blue-green algae bloom. 

Brisbane City Council’s has been blamed for missing the hatching season when they could have prevented more ibises from being born. 

Einbunpin Lagoon Park in northern Brisbane is infested with ibises and an angry Councillor says the City Council was too late to stop even more from hatching (park lagoon pictured)

Cr Jared Cassidy of the Deagon Ward said the lagoon’s ibis population was larger than ever and half the park has been ‘unusable for months’. 

‘It (the ibis population) should have been front of mind,’ he said to The Courier-Mail.  

A contractor was hired to check the lagoon and remove eggs but the eggs had already been hatched.

No wade! The wading birds take up every branch of a tree in the park's lagoon. They have made an 'unbearable smell' and their poo fed a blue-green algae bloom last year

No wade! The wading birds take up every branch of a tree in the park’s lagoon. They have made an ‘unbearable smell’ and their poo fed a blue-green algae bloom last year

One egg and two nests were removed from 48 roosting ibis by the contractors in January.  

Ibis are protected under the Queensland Nature Conservation Act, meaning it is prohibited to remove nests that contain hatchlings and fledglings.

The park’s ibis population started being monitored in the 2017/18 breeding season. 



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Daily Mail Australia has reached out to Brisbane City Council for comment.  

Welcome to Ibis Island! The small island in the middle of the lagoon is ruled by ibises

Welcome to Ibis Island! The small island in the middle of the lagoon is ruled by ibises

 

 

 

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