Thanks Chris - my sentiments entirely.
Beautiful they may be - but I would much prefer to have to travel to the
eastern states to appreciate that.
From: Chris Sanderson <>
To: Bill Stent <>
Cc: Birding Aus <>
Sent: Thu, Mar 25, 2010 10:24 am
Subject: large flock on Rainbow Lorrikeets, Strathfield railway station,
Perhaps in Perth, where they are feral and a huge pressure on the native
hollow nesting parrots like Red-capped, they *should* be netted?
On Thu, Mar 25, 2010 at 11:38 AM, Bill Stent <> wrote:
> Goodness David, I certainly didn't mean to even so much as hint that
> Rainbow Lorikeets should be harmed in any way. I agree that seeing and
> hearing them flocking for roosting is a wonderful experience.
> I was hinting that we should consider humanely culling the Common Mynah,
> NOT the Rainbow Lorikeet.
> I'm sorry for any confusion I may have caused!
> From: "david taylor" <>
> Sent: Thursday, March 25, 2010 12:30 PM
> To: "Birding Aus" <>
> Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] large flock on Rainbow Lorrikeets,Strathfield
> railway station, Sydney, NSW
> Bill Stent wrote - "Actually, Common Mynas do this as well around our way.
>>> I wonder if you can get an enormous cannon net to go over the whole
>> I was concerned with the inference ( whether intentional or in jest) that
>> a flock of one of our most beautiful and protected native species would be
>> considered in the same breath as Common Mynahs and that because they are in
>> large numbers and noisy they should be cannon netted! Certainly any
>> impression we should cannon net such a unique bird needed clarification for
>> mine. Here in Brisbane we have similar occurences which i find a wonder to
>> see and experience.
>> David Taylor
>> On 25/03/2010, at 7:50 AM, Bill Stent wrote:
>> Actually, Common Mynas do this as well around our way. I wonder if you
>>> can get an enormous cannon net to go over the whole tree...
>>> From: "Shirley Cook" <>
>>> Sent: Thursday, March 25, 2010 8:48 AM
>>> To: "Ben Hope" <>; <>
>>> Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] large flock on Rainbow Lorrikeets,Strathfield
>>> railway station, Sydney, NSW
>>> Dear all,
>>>> I was at the Chifley Hotel in Penrith for a couple of nights a fortnight
>>>> ago and on the first night just on dusk, I came out of the hotel to be
>>>> greeted by the most unearthly cacophony that at first I thought was some
>>>> ear-splitting metal working being done somewhere nearby. It then became
>>>> obvious it was coming from hundreds of Rainbow Lorikeets, settling down for
>>>> the night in the trees around the hotel. When I came outside again about
>>>> half an hour later with darkness approaching, they had settled down to the
>>>> occasional twittering!
>>>> Shirley Cook
>>>> Birds Australia (Northern NSW)