Blue-faced honeyeaters and banana plantations

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Subject: Blue-faced honeyeaters and banana plantations
From: "Terry Bishop" <>
Date: Mon, 18 Dec 2006 12:22:51 +1100
The orchardist around Orange just use bird netting and hail canons to scare the feed birds off the cherries and apples. One orchard is 9 hectares in size totally covered in netting. They say two or three good years will pay for the nets with only about 5% loss of fruit rather than 50-60%.

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