Common Mynas in Holt backyard

To: "John Layton" <>
Subject: Common Mynas in Holt backyard
From: Rosemary Blemings <>
Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2014 17:41:22 +1100
With reference to John's Holt comments:
There's currently an active family group of Mynas at Strathnairn Homestead Gallery less than 2km to the west of Holt. Seven were taken from there by trapping but none have been targeted since, I believe.
It's very common driving along Drake Brockman Drive to the south of Higgins and Holt to see Mynas flying to and from the suburbs and the residual woody-grassland and paddocks south of Drake Brockman Dr. In other words the mynas are using tree hollows in the old paddock trees.

On 28/01/2014, at 12:23 PM, John Layton wrote:

Here’s my two bits worth re general observation of Common Mynas in & near our place.
A decade or so ago it wasn’t unusual to see flocks of 10 to 15, sometimes more. However for about the past four years we can go for several weeks and see nary a one, then groups of five or six will appear for a few days before another hiatus.
I somehow suspect observers in other areas of Holt and nearby suburbs may notice a different pattern. (Shrug.)
John K. Layton

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