Autumn is a big growth and flowering month for the native plants. The gum trees bring in the larger birds, such as parrots, and the honeyeaters will soon have a wider selection of nectar after relying on their staple diet of banksia over late summer.
The yellow-tails are around but not landing since they merged into a larger group.
Galahs sometimes roost on the perimeter - I confess I'd prefer them not to take up permanent residence and feeding rights, glorious as they are, they make quite a racket and have a reputation for being destructive.
The Black-faced Cuckoo-shrikes have returned, Welcome Swallows are visiting as are, for the first time, Dusky Woodswallows.
Of the permanent residents, the Grey Shrike-thrush and fairy wrens are a constant pleasure to watch.
Finally, the local 'large group' birds - Magpies and New Hollands - are getting grumpy with each other. Still about three months away from the start of their breeding seasons, on paper, so they might just be sorting out the pecking order.