RFI Common Blackbirds in Qld and northern NSW

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Subject: RFI Common Blackbirds in Qld and northern NSW
From: Michael Atzeni <>
Date: Sun, 29 Nov 2009 19:54:04 +0800 (WST)

A timely reminder about reporting all Common Blackbirds sightings in Qld and 
around the NSW/Qld border.  Blackbirds are already a significant horticultural 
pest in southern states and though not yet common anywhere in Queensland, fruit 
growers in the Granite Belt and St George areas should be particularly vigilant 
from now on as blackbirds have been confirmed in both locations.

This is by far the best time of year to pinpoint their exact whereabouts as 
they are territorial during the breeding season and easily found by listening 
for the singing males, particularly early morning and late afternoon. You can 
listen to the blackbird's song, and access the on-line reporting form on the 
TBO website homepage:

Even if you have reported them in an area previously, I'd appreciate subsequent 
records too and opinions about their status i.e. on the 
decline/stable/increasing. Very keen to hear of any blackbird nesting events 
too as none have been reported since the awareness campaign began in 2008. 

Details of reported sightings in Qld and northern NSW can be viewed at:

Still a large knowledge gap as to which areas east of Killarney, Stanthorpe and 
Tenterfield have been infiltrated

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