Controlling cats as bird predators

To: "Philip Veerman" <>, "Birding-aus (E-mail)" <>
Subject: Controlling cats as bird predators
From: "michael norris" <>
Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2006 16:24:38 +1000
Hi Philip and all

Thanks for picking this up. Perhaps I could have stressed this, but all I mentioned was the value to cats of keeping them in at night. The reason is that night is when most of the cat fights take place, leading to injury and disease.

Actually Ian Temby does mention in his book that cats are predators during the day as well as during the night. At night they just prey on different species.

Incidentally Ian works at the Victorian Department of Sustainability and Environment where his job is about feral and other animal problems. A couple of years ago he completed a thesis on urban Silver Gulls and he used to contribute to Birding-Aus. I envied his record of a Black-eared Cuckoo at his Melbourne home.

Michael Norris

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