A little foresight

Some years back the Newstead Landcare Group did an extensive planting of shrubs in Rotunda Park – Wirilda, Golden and Hedge Wattle, Bushy Needlewood and Tree Violet to name some of the local species planted.

Now that the shrubs have grown the area has become a haven for birds – last evening I watched a wonderful variety using the plants and surrounds – Striated Thornbill, Weebill, Silvereye, White-browed Babbler, Golden Whistler, Eastern Spinebill, Yellow-faced, White-naped and New Holland Honeyeater were all prominent. These immature Crimson Rosellas were photographed earlier in the week – from a small party feeding on wattle seed pods.


Immature Crimson Rosella, Rotunda Park Newstead, 20th March 2016


Feeding on fallen Wirilda pods


In Golden Wattle


Crimson Rosella feeding in Wirilda


Preening in Hawthorn

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