I have been following the comments about the
apparent damage that blackbirds do in urban gardens in Victoria, like digging up
the plants!! Compared to what damage Brush Turkeys to to urban gardens here on
the Central Coast, particularly in the Gosford Local Government area, those
melbourne gardeners should be pretty thankjful that you don't have Brush Turkeys
As to Blackbirds in nSW, they seem to be everywhere
in urban environments in NSw except for the Central, Mid-north and North Coast
Regions. You can find them in Bourke, Broken Hill, Menindee, Bathurst, Orange,
Hillston, Wagga etc. They are currently invading the orchards and gardens of the
Somersby Plateau west of Gosford, as they start heasding north up the coast.
They occur away from towns in sand dune scrub around the Menindee Lakes as well
as in the beach dunes on the far South Coast.
Records Officer NSWFOC & Central Coast resident
who has had run ins with Brush Turkeys.