I've been asked "what article"? I meant this one:
Terry Bishop posted the link earlier in this thread. Some of the comments below
the article make interesting reading too.
Peter Shute wrote on Wednesday, 3 February 2010 12:16 PM:
> Are you able to quote some numbers please, Philip? How fast were
> they increasing before, and how fast are they decreasing now?
> Regarding the lady in the article, it's one thing being against
> culling, but it makes me angry that people refuse to stop feeding
> Peter Shute
> Philip Veerman wrote on Wednesday, 3 February 2010 12:05 PM:
>> Thanks Frank,
>> The program in Canberra has been a great success in only a few years,
>> at totally reversing the prior trend of the increase in abundance of
>> this species that has happened over many years. And through our long
>> running Garden Bird Survey (since 1981) we have the data to track
>> the trends. People are trapping large numbers of Common Mynas and it
>> is making a big difference. As we have all these GBS data (as
>> described in my book) we also have the capacity for tracking changes
>> in abundance of all species, to try to look for connections.
>> Although showing likely connections will take a few years as there
>> are so many factors involved. My book describes some of those
>> issues. And as Frank mentions, there is no need for a major cost in
>> buying these traps.
>> Philip Veerman
>> 24 Castley Circuit
>> Kambah ACT 2902
>> 02 - 62314041
>> -----Original Message-----
>> On Behalf Of
>> Sent: Tuesday, 2 February 2010 11:19 PM
>> To: Peter Shute; ;
>> Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] Indian Myna
>> Here's what happens in Canberra http://www.indianmynaaction.org.au/
>> and you can build your own trap - no need for $330!
>> Frank Antram
>> ----Original message-----
>> From: Peter Shute
>> Date: Tue, 02 Feb 2010 22:10:29 +1100
>> To: ""
>> Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] Indian Mynay
>>> I don't know if it makes much difference or not, but surely locally
>>> does. It's interesting that he's so committed, but appears to
>>> discourage competitors.
>>> Peter Shute
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