Petition for action against Indian mynahs
A petition to council regarding the influx of the common mynah birds, or Indian mynahs, in Ettalong has so far produced over 180 signatures.
The petition calls upon the Central Coast Council to take measures to remove the birds which are a known threat to native species.
Many residents of Ettalong Beach and surrounds are concerned about the high number of the common mynahs in the area which appears to have increased in the last few months. The common mynah is an introduced species and the presence of native birds has reduced drastically since they arrived.
There are several ways to remove the birds without shooting them or being cruel.
Netting over the trees and rooftops has been successful in some areas, or spikes on eaves to prevent the birds from nesting there.
Many would like to see the return of the wattle bird, noisy miner, butcher bird, parrots and other native birds.
The petition is available at the tobacconist shop in Ettalong.
Email, 3 Jun 2021
Dylan Staun, Booker Bay