Living as I do in a block of flats in a part of Melbourne
a native avifauna to talk about (Ascot Vale), a new bird for
list is a red letter day. The garden is spartan, but does
large Hawthorn (Crataegus sp.) tree which has a number of
Mistletoe (Muellerina eucalyptoides) plants in it. The
mistletoe probably gives away the element of surprise ...
morning amongst the incessant chirping of Tree Sparrows I
MISTLETOEBIRD. That begins to even up the feral:native
ratio of birds
in my garden slightly.
On any given day the birds of the yard are generally Tree
the odd House Sparrow and Greenfinch joining in; Song
Common Mynah, Spotted Turtle-Dove; White-plumed Honeyeater,
Wattlebird, Magpie-lark, Willie Wagtail. Little Raven,
lorikeets (Rainbow, Musk, Little) fly over regularly.
slightly in the local parks (add Red Wattlebird, Spotted
Butcherbird, Welcome Swallow, Red-rumped Parrot, Eastern
but not much!
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