biological control, Worlds best songbird.

To: "Charles Hunter via Birding-Aus" <>
Subject: biological control, Worlds best songbird.
From: "Penny Brockman" <>
Date: Thu, 04 Nov 2021 13:57:52 +1100
A lucky break. Friendly magpies instead of attack magpies. Except towards the 
swamp hens. 

 Penny Brockman

On Wed, 3 Nov 2021, at 11:46 AM, Michael Hunter wrote:
> For months a family of Purple  Gallinules has  taken over our back 
> terrace, crapping all over the place in a most unsavoury fashion, 
> retreating a few paces when chased off but always returning.  Very 
> upsetting despite our inherent  love  of  most things Avian.
> Then, a mob of presumably unattached male Magpies appeared and chased 
> away the Swamphens, not now seen for over two weeks !
> And the Magpies are carolling beautifully. Not quite as beautifully as 
> Pied Butcherbirds, which are supreme songsters. Will never forget one 
> Carolling continuously in  a gorge in the Kimberley, its song echoing 
> up and down that gorge.  Incomparably one if not the worlds greatest 
> songbirds.
>                Best 
>                      Michael
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