Sunbirds everywhere! Intern and MSc student @Auroraleeann has been working on her sunbird feeding project for a month now and we are hoping for some exciting results.
Since May, she (with the help of our other interns) has hung 18 nectar feeders around the valley in places such as private gardens, Phyl Martin Park, and even the NVT office on Lagoon Drive in the hope of observing the birds' feeding behaviors.
Each day, she conducts 45-minute observations on three different feeders, recording which species and genders visit, how they behave towards each other, and how long they feed. She has even spotted a few birds with rings on them!
Her project will continue here in the valley until the end of the month, so if you see a shady-looking American sneaking into gardens with binoculars, don't panic or call the police: she has permission from the homeowners. #plettitsafeeling #conservation #research #sunbirds