Feeding our Native Birds: Sharing the fruits of our labours

Now before anyone goes into a frenzy about how it is not good to feed our native birds, I will start by saying this posts is not about leaving our “human” foods like breads or seeds for our native birds.

Sharing the love: Feeding our Native Birds
Sulphur Crested Cockatoo

It is about planting fruits and vegetables that our native birds and other wildlife want to eat! And one particularly cheeky Cockatoo who has moved into my garden!

I had noticed recently that when I ventured into my fruit garden I was finding at least one empty passionfruit rind each morning.

At first I was worried about fruit bats. But only one passionfruit was missing at a time. And it had been completely cleaned of seeds and pulp.

Then I worried that the rats had returned. But NO. When the rats invaded they didn’t just eat one piece of fruit at a time. They ate all the fruit, plus the leaves, stem, in fact the whole damn plant! They leave a scorched earth in their wake! But I digress.

So, I figured I was possibly feeding a possum. In my experience the possums are pretty polite. They normally only take one or two pieces of fruit, so I figured I had enough to share.

Anyway, I happened to be watering the garden the other morning when I came upon the sneaky passionfruit eater. It was a very happy, sulphur crested cockatoo. I just had to take a short video of him 🙂

I hope that you enjoy it!

Happy gardening 🙂

Rohanne, your Personal Gardening Expert