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PLAYFUL: Galahs often get up to amusing antics. Picture: Geoffrey Dabb

GALAHS are starting to show off and perform for their partners all over Lake Macquarie, as they get ready for the breeding season.

Galahs are well known for their playful activities, such as hanging upside-down or playing soccer with pebbles.

“Towards the end of winter, galahs begin renovations and interior decorating of their nest hollows for the arrival of their eggs,” Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife chief executive Susanna Bradshaw said.

There are plenty of creative options to make backyards more galah-friendly.

“Leave big, old trees in your garden so that galahs have somewhere to nest and socialise.

“On farms, try to provide hungry birds with their own feeding area away from crops.

“And if you love having these characters in your garden, it’s worthwhile installing a bird bath as galahs never stray too far from water and love playing in it.”

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