Birding-Aus Digest, Vol 81, Issue 25

We have on the Bellarine Peninsula large flocks of at least 300 Starlings flying in instant unison of directional change, scaring the tripes out of our Australian Hobby or Collared Sparrowhawk marauders that must be seeing a huge menacing single bird in action. Back to that Skylark methinks.

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Starlings and Indian Mynahs.

Hi Cathy,

As Stephen Ambrose noted, architects are designing buildings which are not conducive to birds, nesting or roosting. In cities, targeting pigeons in particular, starlings as well.

I have seen a large colony of Mynahs nesting in a hole in an ancient Angophora in Mulgoa, in the now Walleroo Nature Reserve, . . . → Read More: Starlings and Indian Mynahs.

**WANTED** Canon Camera Lens EF 400mmf/5.6 L USM

Hello to everyone!!


Unfortunately my trusty Canon lens has reached a sad state of non-repair – or at least the repair bill quoted by Canon is totally cost prohibitive!!


So I need your help PLEASE:

If anyone knows of a lens out there with the . . . → Read More: **WANTED** Canon Camera Lens EF 400mmf/5.6 L USM


Interesting Geoff,

Tassie could be their ultimate outpost! Despite the reports, oversell numbest in Sydney have visibly declined. No one is actually counting as far as I know.

Population Theory include boom:/bust scenarios, particularly in introduced situations. The European decline will ultimately derive from human activity I suspect.


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