Birdie in Waiting

A corner of my garden about to have additions of extra shrubs and vines to help entice the smaller birds into our garden.

The roses are expectantly waiting the new activity of Blue Fairy Wrens into the garden.

There are 20 new shrubs, small trees and vines coming in an order from a Nursery, so soft ground is the way to go.

I will be planting as soon as the soil softens up after the next rain!  Otherwise the ground to way too hard to put a shovel in.

Only a pretend little bird sits at this bird bath.  Noisy Minas and butcher birds are the only visitors to this refreshing spot.  Need more shrubs around to give shelter and protection to the smaller Fairy Wrens.

Only a pretend little bird sits at this bird bath. Noisy Minas and butcher birds are the only visitors to this refreshing spot. Need more shrubs around to give shelter and protection to the smaller Fairy Wrens.

My Story Creating an Outback Bird Garden Habitat

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My family and I live in outback Australia on 100 acres.  It is a lifestyle block with some cleared paddocks and areas of native shrubs.  In the middle of our property lives colonies of Superb Blue Fairy Wrens (which I just love!), but they live nowhere near our home.   Here around the house they are not venturing as this area is proving too open for them, and the little birdies are too vulnerable to attack from other bigger predator birds.

I hope you can join us through this blog to enjoy the ups and down of trying to entice these little  birds towards the house by creating a perfect bird habitat.   We are especially targeting the insect eaters like the Blue Fairy Wrens.

The Blue Fairy Wrens are being pushed out of areas due to clearing of low growing native shrubs.  They are also falling prey even out in the scrub to wild cats and foxes, as they like to nest in short shrubbery.  So I’m commencing a journey,  to make  a safe happy home for them here.  I love their little antics in their little colonies, so dainty, petite and sweet.

So I am blogging a record of my venture into creating an outback bird habitat in the acres surrounding our house.  And this is my first posting.  Will keep you up to date.   By  blogging I hope to share with others what plants are working for us out here, and whether we end up successfully drawing these and other little birdies in.