You might wonder why I’m getting an overall feeling of dismay while sitting back hearing the ever-diversifying sound of different birds fighting for branches in the reserve behind our home.
Five years ago, it was lovely listening to maggies and butcher birds, plus the occasional kooka or plover. Now I can’t help but wonder why more and more bird species are flying into our area. I’d like to think that these birds are flourishing and expanding their habitats. But really, I’m concerned that it may be because of mass regional habitat destruction; that these birds are being forced to settle elsewhere.
I call on any experts to pass comments on this matter. Do we sit oblivious in our suburbs, unaware of the rural decimation?