Building from our work to provide habitats for our native birds at Sunnyhills, we've been taking part in the Landcare Bird Survey. It was so much fun spotting birds in the sunshine.
Our favorite finds were the two fantails and tuis in the Fordyce entrance trees. The flock of 9 African swallows dipping and diving over the field were pretty spectacular as well.
UPDATE - Room 20 saw two Spur-winged plovers hanging out on the field and hall roof. Wow!! Another Australian import we saw were a group of rosellas.
Sadly we also saw a cat catch a silver eye and two dead silver eyes😢 It was an action packed survey session.
We're wondering how to help our native birds and what threatens them.
And you can take part in the survey at home too! Just follow the link - http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/science/plants-animals-fungi/animals/birds/garden-bird-surveys