A pair of galahs have spent many, many hours over
the past year (and a various times over previous years - perhaps not the same
pair) pecking away at 'soft' spots (fungal damage, etc) in large 50 year old
eucalypts at our place. The E. fastigata unfortnuately has to be removed
('dangerous' because of fungal damage and other weaknesses at junctions of major
limbs), and, on the advice of an arborist, we will get mesh installed over
various spots where the galahs have been attcking the E. Viminalis.
I was curious that the pair spent so much time
(many hours every day through November, December, January, etc) on what was
eventually a futile exercise (mostly in a fungal damaged section high in the E.
fastigata) - they did not make much of a cavity.
BTW - We now have our frequent visitors
around this time of the year - a flock of about ten king parrots enjoying
the flowers of our winter honeysuckle (Lonicera fragrantissima) - which I understand is not a potential weed
like the common clinbing Japanese honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica) (???)
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