New bird species visits us.
A group of four Crested Pigeons visited our bushland in January. This is our 102nd bird species recorded in the area.
Crested Pigeons are found throughout most of mainland Australia but must be near water as they have to drink every day. Their food, the seeds of native and introduced plants, can be a bit dry!
Even if you don’t see the birds, you can tell that they are around by the distinctive metallic whistling sound of their wings. This is produced by a modified wing feather and may serve as a signal between birds while in flight.
Now that they have found our bushland we hope they like what they saw and decide to stay.