Large corella cull
MORE THAN 650 corellas have been culled in the western suburbs, the Town of Claremont revealed last month in response to questions raised by concerned residents.
In answers prepared for resident Kevin Maitland, who advised council last month the birds were creating health hazards and tormenting residents at night, the Town said corellas were culled at two sites in the western suburbs and two other sites in the metropolitan area in the past 12 months.
The council did not reveal the two sites where the culling took place “to avoid problems with community conflict”.
The locations were selected based on population distribution identified by bird counts, reports of problems, and ability to find suitable sites nearby.
Town officers said large trees becoming a roosting site had made it difficult to deal with corella excrement on pavements, because the daily droppings meant the faeces did not dry and become easier to remove.