Blackberry spraying - will birds die?

To: "canberrabirds" <>
Subject: Blackberry spraying - will birds die?
From: "casburnj" <>
Date: Wed, 12 Feb 2014 12:51:17 +1100

Today along lower Molongolo river, norhtern side there are signs warning “Not to eat the Blackberrys” as spraying is in process.  There are many small birds in this area that thrive on the Blackberries. 


Does anyone know why spraying needs to be done while the Berries are on the bushes?  Surely the spray will kill some of the birds?


Would it be better to spray when the bushes are getting new leaves?


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