Diamond Firetails Again

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Woko
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Diamond Firetails Again

I'm delighted that a pair of Diamond Firetails are about our house on the south eastern slopes of the Mt Lofty Ranges in SA. A pair stayed with us for a month or so several years ago before departing for parts unknown. 

It's near our house that I've been concentrating on enabling the regeneration of native grasses & these are now attracting these lovely birds. One even drank at our bird bath a few days ago. 

Fortunately, our neighbours' cat has failed to put in an appearance for some months now so its absence is another factor favoring the Diamond Firetails. 

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Diamond Firetails are still persisting near our house. For about 4 weeks we've been seeing just a solitary bird feeding mainly on the seeds of Winter Grass, an introduced species.

Today I heard 3 individuals calling from separate locations. These calls were followed by the appearance of 1 Diamond Firetail at our bird bath about 2 hours later. I'm hoping that we now have breeding of this endangered (for the Mt Lofty Ranges) species. 

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