Around Canberra on Sunday [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

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Date: Tue, 4 Mar 2008 08:46:12 +1100
I wondered why my snow peas were getting smashed when they were coming up
last year as there were no snail trails around.

Guess who was the culprit?  Lucky there's not as many around as there used to

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Sent: Tuesday, 4 March 2008 8:40 AM
To: Jerry Bishop; 'COG-L'; 'martin butterfield'
Subject: Around Canberra on Sunday [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

In Gungahlin we have more than enough sparrows. Maybe they have all moved
from the inner north/Belconnen to the newer suburbs in Gungahlin. Over the
summer we have a large flock of over 20 birds in the neighbourhood. Like
John's posting they do seem scarce or disappear through winter but return for
the warmer months and breed in our neighbours roof. The recently fledged
spending some time in our backyard in late summer.

Marnix Zwankhuizen
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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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