Enjoy the company of valley birds...

BRISBANE Valley's little birds are feeling nesting urges, regardless of cooler temperatures.

White-browed Scrub wrens may already be sitting on eggs, male Superb Fairy-wrens are putting on their gorgeous mating plumage, Brown Thornbills are raising chicks and Varied Sittellas are working on their tiny but elaborate bark nests.

Australia's Backyard Buddies program is all about getting more enjoyment from native animals in your backyard.

It provides tips and advice on how to make your backyard a safe place for birds to nest.

“Especially insect-eating birds are welcome helpers in any garden, and there are a few simple things Brisbane Valley's residents can do to invite them to raise their families in their backyards,” CEO of the Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife, which runs the Backyard Buddies program, Leonie Gale said.

“Your backyard bird buddies will need healthy bugs to raise their broods and you can make sure they don't go hungry or get sick from eating poisoned insects.

“Be sure to avoid using insect-killing chemicals on your garden and leave some leaf litter around,” Ms Gale said.


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