I’m a relatively new resident of Flynn, and one of the many draws of our property was the abundance of wildlife, including many beautiful native birds. From the day we first saw our property, there were rainbow lorrikeets, king parrots, rosella’s, galah’s and cockatoo’s to name a few. Spotted in there was the occasional Indian Myna, but their visits were few and we always shooed them away.
Last week, I realised that I had not seen any of the usual amazing bunch of birds – but only had seen some native Pigeons, Magpies, Currawongs…and mostly Indian Myna birds. The rest are gone! Then there was a Galah perched up in a tree in our yard. It was acting very distraugt and I went looking for the cause (another dead Galah for instance). I couldn’t find anything of alarm. I jumped on the trusty old Web to do some investigating. I quickly came across the following site:
I’m quickly coming to the realisation that these Myna Birds have cleared out all the native birds from our surroundings, and pretty much have all the tree’s surrounded. They perch in the tree’s and continually chirp to keep the other birds away. I noticed over the weekend that the local family of Galah’s have been kicked out of their nest inside a tree, and Myna’s have taken over 🙁
I have been in contact with the group acossiated with the link, and they recommend trapping the birds and getting the RSPCA to euthanise them for free.
I never realised these birds cause so much havoc, and it’s really disappointing to have all the beautiful birds gone! I figure the more education out there the better. Has anyone else had these problems, and any success removing them from your neighborhood?