Around Canberra on Sunday

To: "Jerry Bishop" <>, "martin butterfield" <>, "COG-L" <>
Subject: Around Canberra on Sunday
From: "John Cummings" <>
Date: Mon, 3 Mar 2008 17:24:26 +1100

In the last couple of months sparrows have increased in my GBS site in Latham and we regularly get a dozen at a time lately


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From: Jerry Bishop [
Sent: Monday, 3 March 2008 4:37 PM
To: 'martin butterfield'; 'COG-L'
Subject: RE: [canberrabirds] Around Canberra on Sunday




I too have noted the lack of House Sparrows and have been remarking on it to those who might be interested in such things for over a year now.  About the only places that seem to guarantee a sighting are the upper deck of the Belconnen Mall car park and the immediate vicinity of the visitor’s book at the Fyshwick Treatment Works.


They were common in my neighbourhood (lower Flynn) until the dreaded Common (Indian) Myna invasion which started about three years ago.  The two appear to compete for nesting spaces.


Jerry Bishop

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