Galahs & KPs

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Subject: Galahs & KPs
From: "Barbara Preston" <>
Date: Sat, 11 Jul 2009 14:16:51 +1000
A pair of galahs have spent many, many hours over the past year (and a various times over previous years - perhaps not the same pair) pecking away at 'soft' spots (fungal damage, etc) in large 50 year old eucalypts at our place. The E. fastigata unfortnuately has to be removed ('dangerous' because of fungal damage and other weaknesses at junctions of major limbs), and, on the advice of an arborist, we will get mesh installed over various spots where the galahs have been attcking the E. Viminalis.
I was curious that the pair spent so much time (many hours every day through November, December, January, etc) on what was eventually a futile exercise (mostly in a fungal damaged section high in the E. fastigata) - they did not make much of a cavity.
BTW  -  We now have our frequent visitors around this time of the year - a flock of about ten king parrots enjoying the flowers of our winter honeysuckle (Lonicera fragrantissima) - which I understand is not a potential weed like the common clinbing Japanese honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica) (???)  
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O'Connor  ACT  2602
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