The Eucalypt stands were in bloom and there was plenty of activity in the canopy including flocks of Rainbow Lorikeets, Blue-faced Honeyeaters and Scarlet Honeyeaters flitting from tree to tree. In a recent article we discussed the prevalence of honeyeaters in Australia and this site is no different with 11 species identified at the site. With the Melaleuca due to flower next, there will continue to be ample supply of nectar over the next few months. The graph below shows the variation in numbers of bird species seen on a seasonal basis.
Hays Inlet is a remarkable site and the work carried out by REF volunteers, bush care volunteers, our Green Army team members and staff and contractors at the Moreton Bay Regional Council to improve the habitat is making a valuable contribution to the wildlife found at the edge of Hays Inlet.