I grew up in the eastern suburbs of Brisbane and
sparrows were the most common bird in the suburb (as kids we devised a number of
devious ways to eradicate them from under the eaves and even in the ceiling of
our old Queenslander). I spent 16 years in Tasmania sparrow free and have been
back in Brisbane 12 years living in the west (Centenary suburbs). I have never
seen a sparrow in this part of Brisbane! However on the weekend I was out at Esk
(west of Brisbane) and the place was teeming with sparrows. Begs the question -
what has kept them out of Centenary, parts of which have been developed since
the late '60's.
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