National Bird Week celebrated in Bendigo and central Victoria

ADORABLE: Two fluffy cygnets paddle about at Lake Weeroona under the watchful eye of a parent at the weekend. Picture: GLENN DANIELS

ADORABLE: Two fluffy cygnets paddle about at Lake Weeroona under the watchful eye of a parent at the weekend. Picture: GLENN DANIELS

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To celebrate National Bird Week, we would love to see your bird photos and add them to our online gallery. Share them with us by using the hashtag #bendigoadvertiser on Instagram, showing us on our Facebook page, tagging @BgoAddy on Twitter, or sending them to our Snapchat account bgoaddy.

IT IS time to celebrate our feathered friends, with this week designated National Bird Week.

The week aims to inspire people to get involved in bird conservation efforts.

To mark the occasion, there will be free events at Bendigo Library this week.

On Tuesday night local bird photographers Daryl Fleay and Chris Cope will showcase their body of work and talk about how they created their collections, with advice on producing similar images.

On Thursday naturalist and bioacoustics researcher Andrew Skeoch will speak and play some of his recordings from the wild.

Kids can also learn more about birds and make their own nest at Bendigo Library on Tuesday and again at Kangaroo Flat library on Thursday.

Kyneton library will also have a display of local bird nests from Wednesday to Friday.

Residents are also invited to take part in BirdLife Australia’s Aussie Backyard Bird Count, a nationwide activity that aims to provide a snapshot of how the country’s birds are faring.

To book the library events, visit the Goldfields Libraries website and to participate in the Bird Count, visit this website.

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