Noisy Miner invasion

To: Susan Knowles <>
Subject: Noisy Miner invasion
From: Charles <>
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 19:49:33 +1100
Tim Low's book "Where Song Began" has some excellent insight / views on the 
"The Ultimate Aggressor" (the Noisy Miner). 

Also good paper here:

Charles Hunter
+61 402 907 577

> On 27 Jan 2015, at 2:56 pm, Susan Knowles <> wrote:
> They moved into our suburban Sydney area over 40 years ago.  At first I was 
> pleased as the Indian Mynas disappeared, but then realised that all the small 
> birds had gone too.
> When they moved into Woy Woy Bay (Central Coast) a friend tried to rescue a 
> Satin Bowerbird they were attacking, but it didn’t survive.
> Not desirable birds
> Susan Knowles
>> On 27 Jan 2015, at 1:35 pm, Peter Shute <> wrote:
>> This is from a recent Victorian Birdline report by Alf Forbes in Boronia:
>> "This is a rather sad report. Last Friday, after 28 years on my semi bush 
>> block in Boronia, the first ever colony of Noisy Miners invaded my property. 
>> In the past they have been a rare itinerant but not now. As of today, a pair 
>> of nesting Blue Wrens have abandoned their nest and left the fledglings. All 
>> Striated and Brown Thornbills, Spotted Pardalotes, Grey Fantails, Yellow 
>> Faced Honeyeaters, Eastern Spinebills, Silvereyes and even the Red 
>> Wattlebirds are gone. In 3 days these daily sightings are no more. They are 
>> far worse than Indian Mynas. Love to know how to get rid of them."
>> Are Noisy Miner invasions usually this abrupt?
>> Peter Shute
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