We were recently contacted by "C", an honours student at Monash University, to ask if we would take part in a study on native birds in Melbourne suburban yards. Theyare participating in this study with the organisation "Birds In Backyards". He has put five dishes of bird seed around our front lawn and will be topping them up and monitoring the yard morning and night to see what birds come and go. I usually feed our bird visitors on the front verandah, but C. asked me not to do that for a week, as he wants the birds to find his dishes of food. They didn't take long!!
They were so quick, I didn't have time to get my camera while they were still there. C is coming tomorrow morning again and will stay for about an hour, so it will be interesting to see what happens. The cheeky little beggars might not turn up at all, just to spite us, lol!
Our bird population didn't let me down. 'C' was able to observe galahs, rainbow lorikeets, a magpie, a raven, bronzewing pigeons, and a few other smaller birds in the space of an hour. I think he was pleased!