Breakfast with the Birds, 2015 Season

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Breakfast with the Birds, 2015 season (Photo: Alan Munns)
Breakfast with the Birds, 2015 season (Photo: Alan Munns)

What a wonderful way to start the day - breakfast is not just for the birds!  For the past three weekends Friends and visitors joined in the early morning activities in the Gardens.  What a treat!

The Tawny Frogmouth nesting pair has been spotted, despite their camouflage. Bower Birds have been heard calling and the male proudly displaying his iridescent chest.  Other nesting activity has been evident, with Magpies in the Apartment Tree (a big eucalypt near the Crosbie Morrison Centre), Red Wattlebirds nests with babies and Crimson Rosellas and Galahs in hollows. Some lucky people managed to catch sight of the Spotted Pardolote  flying out of its tunnel nest in a bank.  There have been Eastern Yellow Robins perched on sides of trees and lots of Honeyeaters along the main path.  The Gang Gangs have been seen drinking from the waterfall in the rock garden and exploring holes in trees.  It has been lovely to listen to the voices of favourite birds in the early morning.  Breakfast at Floresco is a welcome conclusion to a very enjoyable morning.  Thank you Gardens, leaders, assistants, bird watchers and Floresco  for sharing the splendour.

     Photo: Pam Rooney