I have a very big eucalypt in my back yard (high in the list of the biggest trees in my GBS area). It gets cockatoos and galahs roosting in it night and day
and either ravens, magpies or currawongs nesting in it each year and either of the rosellas or mynas nesting in the box each year. Fine but the clothes line is part under it and my wife’s car often part parked under it. Removing bird poop is a problem. These
birds make a mess and it is understandable to want them not there. But I don’t do anything about it, other than cleaning up the consequences.
From: Ryu Callaway [
Sent: Tuesday, 9 April, 2019 8:55 AM
To: Rowan Brownlee; COG Chat
Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] Fadden explosions
I have little doubt that those 'explosions' are someone's attempt at trying to get rid of the birds. I have heard them occasionally from Bugden Av for a number of years, sometimes
3 times in a week, but then won't hear any for the next 6 months.
It certainly does scare the birds who scatter loudly throughout Fadden and Gowrie, sometimes going over Wanniassa Hills, but they always come back later at night or at least
the following day. Any reasonable person would soon realise that it is much quieter just leaving them alone, or just give up their fruitless attempts of trying to get rid of them.
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