Re: Common Starlings

Subject: Re: Common Starlings
From: Thyer <>
Date: Tue, 23 Jun 1998 09:55:18 +1000
Hi Ron,
I think you are quite right in assuming that for some obscure reason 
the common starling prefers to roost in overhead traffic lights. Untill
recent years no starlings had been seen in the Mackay district. However
recently  flocks of up to 20 birds have been sighted, and amongst them
are juveniles. They are regularly seen roosting in the overhead traffic
lights at the "city gates". Unfortunately no one seems willing or able
to come up with a plan to eradicate these introduced pests. It seems
very difficult to convince authorities that these birds will eventually
become a huge problem, and that while the numbers are small,is the time
to act.
Any advise would be welcome.

Les Thyer.

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