Subject: Sparrows
From: "Dave Torr" <>
Date: Wed, 29 Sep 2004 13:21:55 +1000
Article in The Age (Melbourne) today ( from a researcher who reckons that if we don't take action we will eventually have only two bird species in some cities - Rainbow Lorrikeets and Noisy Miners. At least they are native :-)

From: "Tony Russell" <>
To: "Reg Clark" <>,"Birding=aus" <>
Subject: Re: [BIRDING-AUS] Sparrows
Date: Wed, 29 Sep 2004 10:30:56 +0930

My street in NE Adelaide used to be heavily populated by House Sparrows
which frequently used the hollow horizontal bars on power poles for nest
sites. Of recent years these spoggies have disappeared, presumably chased
out by Noisy Miners, which have also largely chased away Pardalotes, NH &
White-plumed Honeyeaters, Red Wattlebirds, Willy Wags, and Superb Fairy
I don't mind losing the spoggies, but the others are a great pity.


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