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.

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

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Feeding on fallen Wirilda pods

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In Golden Wattle

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Crimson Rosella feeding in Wirilda

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Preening in Hawthorn

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