What was that small brown bird in John Street Reserve?

Anne Britt from St James Ave recently saw a small brown bird in the habitat garden in John Street Reserve.

From Anne’s description, Sophie Golding, Urban Ecology Coordinator, City of Sydney, decided it could have been a small insect eating bird, a Brown Thornbill (Acanthiza pusilla) as a sighting of the species had been reported from Redfern. That’s not very far to travel and exactly what should be found in a habitat garden.

Brown Thornbill
A Brown Thornbill (photo: G Gates, Birds in Backyards)

Keep looking everyone!