Despite this relatively dense treed area, most birds seen were out in the open, fossicking for food in the abundant grass. Corellas are usually seen digging for bulbs in grassy areas and when they take flight it is a magnificent sight, particularly if they circle around instead of heading for the nearest tree. Sometimes they even like chasing magpies.
On two sides of the reserve are houses and along the west side, many plants and shrubs have been planted, which will soon provide a nice ambience to the reserve. Several iris flowers and grevilleas were in flower on my visits.
The highlight of my visits was watching and photographing what I assumed was a family of noisy miners in a tree just above my head. There appeared to be three almost fully grown birds still depending on their parents to feed them as two others regularly arrived with food.
Crows were about in numbers. Despite their demeanour crows are fascinating birds to watch. Often ground feeding, they also appear to like to perch on nearby overhead wires, television aerials and fences. In flight, they look magnificent with their huge wing area.