Habitat for Native Birds

Started by Hilary - 3142 Monday, 17 June 2019

I am trying to plant for native birds in my small inner east Melbourne garden. Birds are losing urban habitat as people go for the faux-Tuscan look and hard paving with few trees. Yesterday, I watched a beautiful eastern spinebill suspended above my Salvia Van Houtei, wings whirring, as he probed the red blooms for nectar with his delicate long beak. Does anyone have ideas for planting, especially native plants that grow readily in Melbourne, to encourage these and other small native birds ? I already have a young callistemon and small grevilleas, as well as an Abutilon that the honeyeaters love. Hilary


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