Yes … it’s certainly turned cold.
One of the reasons we have an influx of birds, such as honeyeaters, from higher altitudes at this time of year is that they are searching for high value energy sources in an effort to keep warm. Eastern Spinebills are small, but their energy demands are large – providing nectar giving plants in the garden is a great way to ensure you’ll receive a visit from spinebills as part of an array of winter holiday-makers!
In the bush there are lots of signs of Spring with masses of orchid and lily leaves emerging. This Gorse Bitter-pea Daviesia ulicifolia is one of the few plants flowering at the moment.