|Subject:||Prof. Harry Recher on the decline of Australia's small birds|
|From:||Penny Brockman <>|
|Date:||Fri, 18 Mar 2011 14:49:28 +1100|
I think it's a bit unfair to label Harry Recher careless as it does depend on where you live in Sydney|
I lived in Wilson St, Newton from 1984 to 2003. When I first arrived I had SFWs in my tiny back yard and saw them regularly in waste patches along the railway line. However, removal of trees in the backyards on Wilson Lane led to the loss of the wrens in my yard. Another factor that led to their decline was Sydney University's policy of clearing out shrubbery on the campus, because of the possibility of robbery and rape. This led to a decline of the wrens there although not extinction, and the large numbers of Pied Currawongs that took up year round residence in the late 80s, were very partial to nestlings.
These factors would no doubt apply to many inner city suburbs. Tidy garden and backyards lead to the demise of small birds.
On Fri, Mar 18, 2011 at 9:58 AM, Andrew Taylor <> wrote:
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