Subject: Blackbirds
From: Tony Russell <>
Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2000 11:52:00 +0930
I hadn't intended getting drawn into this thread but I guess I'll have my two bob's worth.

Certainly Oz would be better off without them, and much as we may rue the day Blackies were introduced, probably by some well meaning but ignorant pom, surely they are now so widespread as to be ineradicable. In light of that mightn't we just as well stop whinging about them, see them for the beautifully dressed bird they are, listen to their delightful song, and get on with other things? Sure, the gardening-righteous find they make bit of litter on our pseudo-sacred garden paths but then so do many other native birds and animals, and as someone else said today, you should try a Brush Turkey! And try having possums in your roof !!##** The message they send through your ceiling is far worse than what a Blackie does in your garden.

Tony ( we've got 'em in SA too , possums and Blackies)

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