RE: Indian Myna - great reduction program working in Canberra

To: "'Bill Stent'" <>, <>
Subject: RE: Indian Myna - great reduction program working in Canberra
From: "Tony Russell" <>
Date: Wed, 3 Feb 2010 16:13:05 +1030
That behaviour sounds more like noisy miners, they can be quite aggressive,
swooping a bit like a magpie. I think someone's got the name wrong.


-----Original Message-----
 On Behalf Of Bill Stent
Sent: Wednesday, 3 February 2010 3:34 PM
Subject: RE: Indian Myna - great reduction program working
in Canberra

Methinks the person who made these comments may have been watching too much 
Alfred Hitchcock.

Following the demolition of a beautiful Ironbark next door to make way for a

McMansion, my yard has been dominated by Mynas.  Not particularly nice 
birds, but they've never gone me.


From: "Peter Shute" <>
Sent: Wednesday, February 03, 2010 3:56 PM
To: "Peter Shute" <>; "Philip Veerman" 
<>; "'Frank Antram'" <>; 
<>; <>
Subject: RE: Indian Myna - great reduction program 
workingin       Canberra

> This is one of the comments from the article:
> "This woman should come to my place and see how much she thinks of these 
> birds. I have been attacked so many times. Blood running down my forehead,

> and I can't go into my backyard without getting attacked by them during 
> the day. They have even started trying to get me when I get in my car in 
> the driveway. "
> Has anyone heard of a Myna attacking a person?  I've never had one come 
> near me, or even squawk at me, and there are plenty of them in Melbourne.
> Peter Shute


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