White cockatoo take over

Northam locals have taken to Facebook to share their anger regarding high number of corellas in the area.

Ray Adams took these photos of the corellas or white cockatoos he sees every morning. 

He said he believes a cull should take place to get rid of the pests that are not native to this area.

“You hardly see any pink and grey galahs  or ‘Twenty Eight’s’ anymore,” he said.

On her drive into Northam from Bakers Hill, Cheryl Wood said she saw a paddock full of the corellas on Mitchell Avenue.

“I swear there were thousands of them,” she said.

“It was a pecking sea of white.

“It was like a scene from the Alfred Hitchcock movie ‘The Birds’.” 

Members of the Northam Community Board Facebook page have flooded the group with advice and suggestions on how to get rid of the pests.

“Please ring the ranger, the more that complain the better,” said one member of the page.

“I have heard some people have a couple of kites that look like hawks or eagles they just tie the kites off at different heights,” said another.

 At present the local rangers go around with starter pistols letting off shots, to move on the corellas.

The birds are not native to the Northam area.

As said in the movie The Birds by Alfred Hitchcock, “I keep telling you, this isn’t a few birds!”