The South Eastern Times : October 14th 2014
16 NEWS Calm returns after noisy season RESIDENTS can breathe a sigh of relief at this time of year as rainbow lorikeets settle down in backyards and across neighbourhoods. Rainbow lorikeets can be frustrating visitors at times, due to their loud screeching and the noise they generate when roosting together. However, the worst is over, with many flocks dispersing as they spread out to look for nests. “Right now lorikeets are looking for some good nesting spots to raise their chicks,” Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife chief executive offi cer Susanna Bradshaw said. “They will be starting to nest in tree hollows or nest boxes and both parents will take care of the chicks. “These lorikeets are noisy communicators because they usually hang out in large groups, so they have other voices to compete with. “Before the birds settle down to nesting duties, it’s not uncommon to see males locked in battle, rolling in the dust on the ground. “This is just their way of settling territorial disputes.” Ms Bradshaw said people could be just as troublesome for the species when trees are cut down. “We are just as bad if we disturb their nesting or roosting trees or when they become victims on our roads,” she said. “People need to remem- ber to slow down when there are native animals around and leave big, old trees in their garden. “A few simple things can make such a positive difference not just for rainbow lorikeets, but all sorts of native wildlife.” Ms Bradshaw said rainbow lorikeets that had been introduced into Perth, Tasmania, and New Zealand were now considered pests. “The introduced lorikeets create a lot of trouble for local species by aggressively outcompeting with them for nests and food sites,’” she said. Rainbow lorikeets are very easy to recognise because of their technicolour coat. Their bright, multicoloured feathers make them a unique Australian bird. NOISY SPECIES: Rainbow lorikeets turn down the decibels this time of the year. LUKE EL Ph 0407 393 216 LUKE G & J Gardening Services LUKE ELLIS CARPENTRY BLD 194 139 All Aspects of Carpentry. First & Second Fix, Extensions, Renovations, Pergolas, Carports, Roofi ng, and General Maintenance Phone: 8733 5159 Mobile: 0400 719 419 Services Include: • Lawn Mowing • Whipper Snipping • Wood Chopping • Small Tree Removal • General Clean up • Plus More! Lorikeet nesting time brings peace and quiet to South East properties Need some STEEL? Call the local blokes at AbbSteel Industries P/L 4 Short St, Millicent • Ph: 8733 2799 • Fax 8733 2787 Carpet Dry Cleaning South East & Upholstery Services Locally Owned. 10 Years Experience. Phone Michael on 0400 334 547 16 - The South Eastern Times, Tuesday, October 14, 2014 ~ GIL PURDIE ~ • Heritage Colour Schemes • Domestic • Commercial • Prompt Professional Service • Free Quotes • High Pressure Cleaning CALL JOE 0417 802 567 A/H 8733 4939 • PO BOX 744, MILLICENT SA firstname.lastname@example.org A.C.M. PLUMBING SE Pty Ltd Master Plumbers & Gasfitters ✔ For all your plumbing requirements ✔ Same day hot water service change overs ✔ Gas fire and cooker installations ✔ Full septic tank systems connected ✔ E&WS sewer connections & drain cleaning ✔ All roofing & guttering ✔ Domestic fire protection Lic. No. GL49447 Contact Tom Marson 0488 058 806 Ph: 8733 2826 • Fax 8733 2024 PLUMBING AND MAINTENANCE Reasonable Rates Email: email@example.com 0419 034 951 After Hours Phone: 8733 3076 GARAGE, TOWING & RECYCLING GARNER’S MILLICENT TOWING 24 HOURS SPARES & REPAIRS, TYRES TOO NEW & OR RECYCLED PARTS P: 08 8733 4466 P/F: 08 8733 2942 0418 799 499 - 0427 799 499 Dismantling All Models 4wd, Sedans, Utes Etc Also End Of Usable Life Of Cars, Trailers, Machinery, Caravans We would like the opportunity to recycle 10 Aberle Street, Millicent L M & 8 Alexander Square Millicent SA 5280 Ph: (08) 8733 4046 www.thesoutheasterntimes.com.au 3mp .net.au STEEL, ROOFING & FENCING SUPPLIES • Gutters, 8 m Flashings (made to order) • All your roofi ng & fencing materials • Screws & Fasteners • Sheds Phone: 08 87344394 or 0427545031 BlueScope Products 655035 Lonergan & Muhovics - Domestic - Commercial - Rural - Industrial ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS & PUMP SALES & SERVICE - Installations - Repairs - Qualified Solar Installers BLD47226 646255 592904 617159 592924 593103 BW593338 655138 593145 655160 From $30.00!
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