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Subject: Sparrows
From: Reg Clark <>
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2004 18:47:14 +1000
Hello all,

This afternoon, while shopping, at the Arndale Shopping Centre in French's Forest (a suburb north of Sydney), I saw a Sparrow. No big deal but living about six K's away, the last sparrow I have seen in my district (St Ives) would have been about thirty years ago .There used to be small flocks living in my vicinity and indeed moving freely about my garden. The disappearance may be associated with the advent of the Indian Myna and an apparent increase in the numbers of Pied Currawongs in the district It would be interesting to note the possible fluctuation in Sparrow populations (if any) , in other areas.

Reg Clark

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