Blackbirds Versus Brush Turkeys

To: Allan Morris <>
Subject: Blackbirds Versus Brush Turkeys
From: Laurence and Leanne Knight <>
Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2000 22:06:18 +1000
Allan Morris wrote:
> Hi Birders,
> 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 yet!

Hmmm, if you have problems with bush turkeys, you obviously have the
wrong sort of garden.  We had a mound on our back fence at our previous
residence, and didn't have any problems whatsoever - but then we didn't
have any flower beds and we did donate all our grass clippings to the
mound [try as he might, the turkey would have lost over half the
clippings between the compost heap and his mound].

Anyhow, I'm a firm believer in turkey rights - they do wonderful work in
the rainforest!!


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