Why you should celebrate World Sparrow Day

To: "'Tony Lawson'" <>, "'COG chatline'" <>
Subject: Why you should celebrate World Sparrow Day
From: "Peter Ormay" <>
Date: Wed, 8 Apr 2015 14:39:49 +1000

Hi Tony.  

Sparrows were a pain here at my place in Aranda years ago displacing Striated Pardalotes from hollow logs that I put up under my eaves till I reduced the entrances so sparrows couldn’t get in. I put up a nest box for the sparrows with a larger entrance and removed them one by one and I haven’t had a problem since.


Sparrow nests create a fire hazard in the eaves of buildings and are reputed to breed lice and knits that can cause itches in the inhabitants. 


They are also a risk to poultry by spreading diseases from one poultry yard to another.


I don’t see any reason to celebrate World Sparrow Day or to lament their decline in Australia.




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Sent: Monday, 23 March 2015 12:14 PM
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