bird control in vineyards

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Subject: bird control in vineyards
From: "Michael J Hunter" <>
Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2001 22:57:00 +1100
     Vignerons dont shoot birds.

     I commented on the absence of local birds to a vigneron in the Hunter
Valley once. Not appreciating why I had asked, he confided that they had all
been poisoned.

    In places like the Yarra Valley, Tasmania and the Adelaide Hills, and
hopefully a growing number elsewhere,(will let you know about the Margaret
River after a strictly birding survey of as many vineyards as possible over
Easter) netting is being used more and more despite its expense. The netting
lasts several seasons, but putting it up and taking it down is labour
intensive and expensive.

   Blackbirds and silvereyes as well as starlings and crows are among the
offenders .

                               Michael Hunter

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