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Subject: RE:Currawongs....
From: terry gourlay <>
Date: Fri, 10 Apr 2009 05:40:49 +0000
Hello All,
           Thanks for your encouraging response Rosemary,it is nice to think that breeding reservoirs of smaller passerines exist so close at hand....I also used to have lots of E.Rosellas,still have undiminished numbers of Scarlets....We used have grass Parrots in good numbers they have also gone....Rosemary how many Currawongs did you record?...Geoffrey thanks for your post I really respect you as a Field Ornithologis (Big Deal)....Maybe they have moved on....So on Sunday there were three surviving Miners (Apparently) today at 12AM there was just one to be found....Do they Really drift in Dribs and Drabs?....I think those Airborne Rats are to blame....A chap called Wraecker(Spelling?) from N.NSW studied their destructive habits years ago and found they had precipitated a virtual holocaust in open nested birds...In my area,they have certainly learnt how to catch Sparrows nesting in the eaves of Concrete tiled roofs and now this very common bird is no more.

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