Friarbirds? Noisy miners?

To: "Gary Blond" <>, <>
Subject: Friarbirds? Noisy miners?
From: "Colin Driscoll" <>
Date: Mon, 3 May 2004 21:33:51 +1000
I can tell you where all the NFB have gone- to the Swamp Mahogany blossom on
the Central and Lower North coast of NSW. I was at Pindimar near Tea Gardens
last week and the birds were in huge numbers on the blossom- Noisy
Friarbirds, Red Wattlebirds, Little Wattlebirds, Musk Lorikeets, Little
Lorikeets, Scaly Breasts, Rainbow and they were as loud as the cicadas on a
summer day. No Swift Parrots or Regent HE unfortunately.

As for Noisy Miners- make the bush more closed! Once the vegetation opens up
they take over unfortunately.


Colin Driscoll

-----Original Message-----
 Behalf Of Gary Blond
Sent: Monday, 3 May 2004 9:11 PM
Subject: Friarbirds? Noisy miners?

I live at Joyner, a suburd about 25 km from Brisbane ( near Lake
Samsonvale ).

Can someone advise if there is a 'season' for friarbirds. Used to see little
and noisy friarbirds on regular basis, but have not seen any for months.
When in my garden they are always given a hard time by noisy miners-do they
eventually move on, never to return?

On subject of noisy miners- do not dislike them at all-but are there any
clues on how they can be discouraged in large numbers to allow other

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