Photo by R Bassett
Indian Myna Bird
An indian myna flock in flight at Obi Obi Hall
Easily identified in flight by the white patches on their wings
Photo by Knox City Council
Problems caused by Indian mynas
Indian mynas threaten native biodiversity with their territorial behaviour. They compete with native animals for nesting hollows—aggressively defending their territory.
They are also thought to evict native species, such as parrots and gliders, from their hollows and even kill their young.
Indian mynas spread diseases and parasites that affect native birds—including bird mites (which can also affect human health). They often form large communal roosts in suburban areas, causing health concerns and noise issues.
Please report any sightings to Sunshine Coast Council
See Sunshine Coast Council’s webpage below for more information
An indian myna trap on loan from Sunshine Coast Council
Myna birds enter from the left side of the trap through an opening designed for access but not exit, they are attracted by dry cat food in the left wire enclosure
Then see their reflection in the mirror, assume that another bird is feeding in the wooden frame section and move into that section via another wire access with no exit.
Food and water are kept in the main enclosure which can hold several birds
Welcome swallows have been making the most of our unused hall
leaving their message on the hall’s notice board
If you have this citrus problem, you can blame the citrus fruit piercing moth
Photo by Pacific islands Pest List
Noticed in the valley – RED BACK SPIDER – with yellow egg sac
Our new Sunshine coast councillors
Division 5 – Cr Winston Johnston – 5441 8043
Division 10 – Cr David Law – 5441 8368
The Number 2 Obi Obi Creek crossing access restricted to Council and the Fire Brigade
The brown patch of grass is the result of army worms at work
Yellow Bells (Tecoma stans)
A seedling found in the valley
Yellow bells (Tecoma stans) is regarded as an environmental weed in Queensland and New South Wales, and as a minor or potential environmental weed in the Northern Territory and Western Australia. Prolific seed production, fast growth rate and tendency to re-colonise areas post fire disturbance allow it to compete heavily with native shrub layers.
Photo by Brisbane City Council
The last wedding before Covid