Just a footnote to the Myna discussion, I
note a lot of people mentioning them near grain silos etc. Do they really eat
seed? I often have Mynas in my garden in outer Western
Sydney, and although I put out a handful of seed on my feeder from
time to time to see what turns up for photographic purposes, I have never ever
seen a Myna or a Starling on the feeder.
With regard to their stealing nesting
holes, Penrith is at the moment in the midst of a Rainbow Lorikeet invasion,
they must outnumber Mynas ten to one, so the Mynas do not seem to be having any
impact on either the Rainbow Lorikeets, Galahs or the Long Billed Corellas which
appear to have most of the good nesting holes in the area.
2. I mentioned a couple of weeks ago after
the storms that the Sacred Kingfishers and Dollarbirds had apparently all left
for places North. Just to prove me a liar, I saw one of each on the banks of
the Nepean this morning.