Re: Sparrows and Other Unwanted Species

Subject: Re: Sparrows and Other Unwanted Species
From: Peter Woodall <>
Date: Mon, 14 Dec 1998 09:38:46 +1000
At 20:28 13/12/98 +1100, you wrote:
>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.
Work I did on a QOSI garden bird survey in Brisbane (Ibis 1996, 138:337-340)
showed that gardens with regular Noisy Miners or Grey Butcherbirds had
few House Sparrows.  Unfortunately Noisy Miners kept most of the small
native birds away as well.


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