In between some of the back fairways on the golf course there is some valuable, (to me, perhaps not so to many golfers), remnant bush/woodland. I’m trying to convince certain people the value of retaining these small areas as habitat. I’ve added some ‘habitat heaps’ to the ground which previously was bare, planted indigenous trees and shrubs where there are gaps, erected some nest boxes of varying size, sprayed some weeds and grasses, etc. Slowly I’m achieving something and getting a few of the committee on-side.
A couple of days ago I saw my first Jacky Lizard here, and yesterday some small birds caught my eye as I rushed past on the motorbike. We don’t get too many little ‘bush birds’, mostly parrots, lorikeets, galahs and there is a couple of Kookaburra families, the occasional visit from some choughs, etc, oh and of course we have numerous resident Noisy Miners.
Nothing too outstanding, but I’m hoping the signs are good – the return of at least one pair of Scarlet Robins for about the third season now, and a small colony of Brown Thornbills.
Hope they like the place.