One Day at the Grevillea

One of the favourite shrubs in the garden is the Honey Gem Grevillea. Luckily it is near the house so I can either sit on the verandah with a cuppa or something stronger or even just take photos through the kitchen window.

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You can see why the birds just love the flowers. Some days they just drip with nectar…..bugs like the flowers as well…..can you spot them?

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The Eastern Spinebills can always be heard chit chatting away as they wait their turn.

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When they are in the shrub they are always on the lookout because the bigger birds tend to make it their own.

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The main birds who tend to dominate the Honey Gem are the Blue Faced Honeyeaters when they arrive in numbers in late winter

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The other bully of the Grevillea are the Friar Birds. They often battle with the Blue Faced Honeyeaters to see who owns it.

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The Lewins Honeyeaters were boss of the garden in autumn

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One day I was surprised to see New Holland Honeyeaters in the Honey Gem. That was a treat.

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The Black Chinned Honeyeaters are polite as they sit nearby to wait their turn as well. Sometimes they will take a quick bath while they wait, making them look rather untidy.

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The Yellowfaced Honeyeaters came for a few days in May.

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In Autumn the Silvereyes suddenly swooped into the garden for a couple of days rest before continuing on their way.

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Hope you have a great shrub or tree that attracts the birds, giving them a feed or just somewhere to sit.

*Disclaimer: It wasn’t all on one day 🙂

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