As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Monday 16 April 2018

Adelaide calls for help from state government over 'near plague proportions' of Corellas

Updated Wed at 9:33am

Thousands of noisy corellas in search of food are terrorising residents in the northern suburbs of Adelaide, wreaking havoc to street lights, signs and trees.

The local council has tried using everything from drones to pyrotechnics to disperse the birds, but now they are calling on the Environment Department to take charge.

Imagine this noise three times a day
A flock of corellas captured on a mobile phone flying over a house at Andrews Farm shows the level of noise the birds make as they pass over homes.

Sandy Bandtock said that scene and sound were all too familiar to her in nearby Munno Para West.

"Five past six in the morning they come past and then they come past in the afternoon and then they do it again probably at 10 past six that night as well," she said.

"It's probably three times [a day] they make all this noise, it's quite loud."

Ms Bandtock said the noise could be "quite frightening, until you know what it is".

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