Sparrows and Other Unwanted Species

To: "Birding-aus" <>
Subject: Sparrows and Other Unwanted Species
From: "Ken Maling" <>
Date: Sun, 13 Dec 1998 20:28:23 +1100
Bett wrote:-

>My one beef in all of this is the number of  Sparrows I have living
>the house!!!!!

Interestingly enough we have no resident sparrows at all on our property
at Somers on the Mornington Peninsula, maybe the Wattlebirds and
Butcherbirds keep them away.

However this year we have an absolute plague of Blackbirds which seem to
have reduced numbers of fantails, finches and wrens. Mynahs had almost
entirely replaced Miners but now even the Mynahs are being driven off by

How do we keep numbers of introduced species down?


Bett mentioned:-
>Earlier this year I was very excited by a visit from 4 yellow tailed
>Cockatoos which are an uncommon sight on the Peninsula ........

We have not seen any YTBC's locally for some years but on a visit to
Waratah Bay last week we observed several flocks of up to 10 birds.



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