RE:News story calling for cull or corellas

To: "Birding Aus" <>
Subject: RE:News story calling for cull or corellas
From: "Bob Green" <>
Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2008 17:52:56 +1030
As I come from Mount Gambier maybe I could add something to this topic.

For a number of years the corella problem has been getting gradually worse 
here, affected sporting groups in summary include

Cricket - matches cancelled due to turf being decimated
Croquet - financial hardships placed on small clubs
Hockey - approx $10,000 damage to a newly replaced artificial turf when the 
bird tore the seams apart
Golf - fairway and greens damaged

Nearly all sporting groups have been affected in some small way

A number of groups have had permits to shoot small numbers of birds mostly as a 
scaring tactic, fright shots as well as gas guns have been used but small 
community groups cannot afford to have someone sit and watch over their complex 

It has reached the point where the fright shots etc are generating more 
complaints than the birds from the general community but sporting groups are 
those most affected, and not just financially.

I am not saying we need to have a cull but something definitely needs to be 
done, but it is a difficult problem to manage, at the moment one group achieves 
success in getting rid of the birds, only for it to become someone else's 

Bob Green

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