The Guardian Australia is currently conducting a poll for the Australian Bird of the Year.
In a simple interactive web page, you can tick your favourite species.
I wonder if any of Drouin's urban birds will get a look in?
The beautiful Spotted Pardalote, a fairly common bird in our town, is surely worth a vote or two?
|Almost anywhere there is a big euc!|
Perhaps the gregarious and noisy Rainbow Lorikeet we often see and hear in the parks and gardens will score well?
I'm always partial to a Golden Whistler, and you can nearly always find one near the golf course.
|Pryor Rd, Bellbird Park, Thornell's Reserve ...|
Maybe, like me, you may enjoy some birds with more subtle beauty like the diminutive Brown Thornbill that prefers undergrowth habitat in places like Bellbird Park and Pryor Rd.
|Pryor Rd, John Lardner Reserve, Drouin Golf Course, ...|
The beautiful Sacred Kingfisher was ticked recently at Bellbird too.
|Bellbird Park, Thornell's Reserve.|
Another personal favourite is the Golden-headed Cisticola. This secretive little bird can be found – if you can be quiet and patient – in places like McNeilly and Summerhill Wetlands.
|McNeilly Wetlands, Summerhill Wetlands, Amberley Estate ...|
"A blatant excuse to push a bit of bird stuff" did I hear you say! Too right!
Here's the link again – Guardian Australia's Australian Bird of the Year. There's some interesting and humorous comments attached to the article too.
Hmmm, Drouin's Bird of the Year 2018, I wonder would that work?