Eyre Bird Observatory. Starling management program, Eyre, Western Australia

Eyre Bird Observatory. Starling management program, Eyre, Western Australia
Starling management program at the Eyre Bird Observatory, Eyre, Western Australia. Not all birds are welcome in Western Australia! Starlings breed prolifically and are a real threat to agriculture. Common in the eastern states they are not present in Western Australia ... yet!

The Eyre Bird Observatory is part of the Starling Management Program. This 'cage within a cage' is meant to encourage any starlings getting this far west to enter the outer cage. There are a couple of starlings in the inner cage. Their singing attracts any passing starlings and lures them into the outer cage. Once in they cannot get out. It works - from time to time a starling is caught in the outer cage. April 2014.

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