With the closing of the Elsternwick golf course and planned conversion to a wetlands and open parkland, the unmaintained grass of the old fairways is growing long and seeding. This is already bringing more bird species to the area to enjoy the seeds, including a small flock of Long-billed Corellas.
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What a pretty bird! I’m pretty sure I’ve never seen one of these. Thank you for sharing.
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a very gregarious and noisy bird but fun to watch. Sometime in flocks of 1000s out in the bush
What a great thing to do to convert a golf course into wetland habitat! It is always a buzz to see long bills in the east, it is becoming a more common event, similar to the black swan migration to all over Australia.
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It took some effort, a few years of work to ensure the open land was not just developed into further housing and lost. A good result and already the birds are coming.