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Green
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G'Day

Hello,
I am very, very new to this site.
I love having the birds visit my garden & so I thought it was time to talk with others who felt the same.
I have won first prize for my garden, two years running.
I guess you would say my garden is mostly cottage but I do have natives planted as well.
I live on the south coast of NSW.

Until I figure out the rest,
Have fun birdwatching,
From Green

Andy
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Hi Green,

Welcome to the forum. It's great being able to chat with other birdy people. I look forward to hearing about the birds that visit your garden.

Andy.

Green
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Thx Andy for making me feel very welcome.
I shall fill u in on my 'visitors' ASAP.
Cheers from Green :-)

Holly
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Welcome Green :)

I would love to see some photos of your prize winning garden. What birds do you get visiting?

Green
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Thx to all for making me feel welcome :-)
Some of the regular visitors to my garden are:
Magpies
Peewees
Sparrows
Mynas
Red Wattlebirds
Spotted turtle doves (nesting at the moment)
Common Blackbirds (nesting at the moment)
Kookaburras
Rainbow Lorrikeets
Noisy miners
Superb Fairywrens
Satin bowerbirds
Currawongs
to name a few. Some just pop in for drink from the 7 birdbaths, some have nested, others for a feed of nectar or for bugs/grubs. Once I figure out how to load photos, I will do my best to display them on this site.
Cheers from
Green :-)

Gelmir
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G'day Green, welcome to the forums.
Congrats on the Garden. It sounds very bird friendly indeed. I'ld love to see a piccie of your garden, and what plants you've used. Did you plan your garden specifically for birds?

Green
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I didn't really have a plan for the garden, it just grew (pardon the pun).
The plants I have used are as follows
Lillipilli
Bottlebrush
Grevilleas
Banksia Roses
and lots of cottage plants.

I have about 40 trees in the garden, block size is 639 square metres and that includes our house. Not a very big place really, but the birds come daily.
There are trees for nesting in or resting on. There are plants to hide in.
I try not to use chemical sprays on any bugs I find in the garden, the birds just might want a feed, LOL.
I have 8 birdbaths scattered around the garden. I do my best to keep them topped up. I have placed little rocks or half bricks in the birdbaths, for the smaller "visitors".

I have noticed over the last few days, a peewee is taking ownership of one of the birdbaths! He/she thinks no-one else should be near said bath & when I'm out near it, the said bird becomes very bossy! Gotta love 'em.

There is a baby spotted turtle dove in a nest in my Banksia Rose at the moment. The rose has grown over the arbour & the baby bird was seen flapping it's wings today, must be close to flying, me thinks.

I hope this "little" note is somewhat informative.
Cheers from Green :-)

Wallabee
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Hi Green. I'm new too. Did you get a birdbath for Christmas? (I noticed you've gone from seven to eight.) My hubby seems to think four are more than enough. I'm working on him :-)

Green
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Hello Wallabee,
Yes I got a new birdbath for Christmas.
My husband bought it for me, but it could also be a birdfeeder too.
I guess it would be more ornamental than functional.
It has a little gnome under the bath part, he's holding the bath bit up with his hand. It kinda looks like a tree stump.

Keep "working" on ur husband for more birdbaths. U can never have enough, LOL!
I think I have a little 'OCD' when it comes to new things I get into, LOL.

Well Wallabee, I shall be looking out for more 'news' from u, it's great to meet new ppl.

Cheers from Green :-)

birdie
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HA ha and hi Green
I completely understand that, as I too have wondered about myself with getting into new things in a big way! I joined this forum about a year ago I think but I didn't really get into it until I got my new camera and also started walking in the mornings early. But in our defence.... I know heaps of people who can only concentrate on the latest hobby at a time!!

For Xmas my husband bought me a pair of binoculars and a recording device. It was a good recorder but the first thing I asked was whether it could download Wav or MP3 formats to my computer to use with my bird stuff!! Of course they hadn't thought of that ion the shop . So....back it goes and I'll have to find something that works.
Any suggestions of good recorders for bird calls that aren't too expensive would be very welcome

Sunshine Coast Queensland

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