Where I live, in Hobsons Bay, we have birds! Some stay around all year, others visit on their way north and south. Some live in the big park behind us, while others prefer the shoreline of river and sea and where the two mingle.

ANSTO is hosting a competition for primary students (yr3-6). Draw a shorebird, enter, and be in the running for prizes (over $4000)! Entrants will also learn more about some of our wonderful birds. Win-win!


And to get you thinking and drawing, here’s a red necked stint, a tiny bird weighing less than a TimTam that flies between Russia and Australia! That’s some flying.

You can see this pic and more info about red necked stints here.