Monday, 23 November 2015

Birds in the garden

Over one hundred and sixty birds have been identified here at Crystal Waters. Having been here now for 18 years, I am coming to understand the seasonal and migratory patterns of the species which visit us.  The birds and other wildlife, are for me, one of the highlights of living here.

The little insectivorous birds help me too to look after the garden too by eating the pests - I simply create the habitat for them, and in they come. I can't imagine how I would manage the press without them.  A great team effort!

Juvenile rain bird in our garden. I know when they arrive it signifies the start of the rainy season.  They were right again this year.

A king parrot friend for Hugh

Black cockatoos eating Banksia



2 comments:

  1. Birds are important for permaculture. Perching birds are superb seed dispersers and can bolster plant diversity on their own. Researchers found that by providing perches in a field, the number and variety of seeds brought by birds skyrocketed. If we offer the birds a few shrubs for perching, they’ll introduce many new plant varieties on their own. This in turn will attract new insects, which will bring more new birds, who will ferry in more seeds, and up and up the cycle builds.

    Nayeema
    www.ranchodelicioso.com

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  2. Birds are important for permaculture. Perching birds are superb seed dispersers and can bolster plant diversity on their own. Researchers found that by providing perches in a field, the number and variety of seeds brought by birds skyrocketed. If we offer the birds a few shrubs for perching, they’ll introduce many new plant varieties on their own. This in turn will attract new insects, which will bring more new birds, who will ferry in more seeds, and up and up the cycle builds.

    Nayeema
    Rancho Delicioso

    ReplyDelete