indian Mynors

Subject: indian Mynors
From: Craig Williams <>
Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2005 13:43:18 +1000
Just another contextually specific contribution on this topic: I made 
submissions regarding a development in the Buttaba area against the use of 
nesting boxes as replacement for loss of tree hollows subsequent to clearing 
because chances are these nest boxes will be one size fits all and will never 
be maintained (that is if they are even put up in the first place), and 
therefore are likely to represent excellent breeding sites for feral species 
(bees and Mynors).

To date, after what I regard as the tragic clearing work, there is no evidence 
that habitat compensation measures such as nest box instalment are proceeding.  
Looks to me increasingly like another one of those cases where developer and 
local government configure window-dressing measures purely for the purposes of 
development approval, appearing to be doing "the right thing" on the 
policy-surface, but such strategies remain at the level of mere lip-service 
with no scope for active and effective ecologically sustainable management.  I 
might be wrong, premature in my evaluation here, but I'm watching as the 
destruction continues and spreads to see if any measures at all are taken 
consistent with applicable, though oxymoronic, "development control plans".  My 
conclusion: development was approved without any consideration whatsoever to 
the real implications and effects on local ecologies, in particular listed 
threatened species.  These actions have contravened and undermined assessment 
procedures requiring species impact statements triggered by the presence of 
important threatened and state significant species populations (plant and 
animal).  My predictions: the Mynor population, and Noisy Miner populations 
will be big winners here and will eliminate over time prospects for the 
viability of other brid populations in the area.  Magpies and Kookaburras will 
also win out.  This is 21st century biodiversity management best practice in 

I intend one last vain and probably irrelevant communication with Environment 
AUstralia re EPBC Act implications - the road to be built along the western 
side of the development will ensure the full destruction of Black-eyed Susan in 
the area within five years if that.  Let's see what the Minister for the 
Environment and delegated approval personnel say about this one.  My bet: 

Craig Williams

>>> kfp <> 09/19/05 7:15 PM >>>
Hello people

what is the general thought about trapping Indian Mynors? When we first
moved to Buttaba, NSW four years ago, there were more native birds visiting
us. Now we have more Indian mynors in our yard. Apart from planting native
trees , which we are doing are there any other ideas on how to reduce the
number's of indian mynors.

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