Birdwatching and Photography of Australian Birds.
Welcome to my Birding Website where you can view weekly posts and Learn about our beautiful Australian Birds.
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Current Blog Post: The Long Aussie Day Weekend – The Australasian Figbird.
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Stay Tuned for aussiebirder’s New Book Release early 2021
aussiebirder is soon to publish his next book “Flight of a Fledgling” in the next couple of months. This book is presented in a a similar format to the previous, but is targetting the next age group, young adults (16+ years) following on from the previous. It has helpful information for those about to leave the Nest and launch themselves into the world. It deals with relationships and wisdom for a healthy and happy life. Again it uses the interesting facts gained from recent research into Australia’s intelligent birds to share ways to live better lives.
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The Enjoyable Daily Experience of the Humble Birdbath
One of the most enjoyable experiences we have each day is watching our local native birds drink, wash and cool off at our birdbaths. This can be quite entertaining. Birdbaths can be purchased from Garden and Landscape Centres or homemade by just fixing a large dish or bowl, firmly to a small table or very secure base. It is important the bowl does not move when birds land on it, otherwise they may not return.
Refill it with fresh water daily and clean it weekly, and let the birds do the rest. We have found having a large and small bath next to each other advantageous, as it allows several birds to make use at the same time.
In Australia the land of drought and hot summers, finding water to drink and bathe is the bird’s most pressing need. Providing a constant source of clean water is the best thing we can do for our native birds, and a birdbath is the most practical means. Over time the birds will get to know you and allow you to come closer as they learn to trust your kindness.
If you want to feed native birds, in particular the many honeyeaters, plant several nectar producing native shrubs, especially Bottlebrush (Callistemon) and Grevillea, and keep any cats away. It is wise not to feed human food to Australian wild birds as it can cause them to develop an unhealthy dependence which can lead to them becoming aggressive and destructive. Clean water is the bird’s most important need, they know how to find food.
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