Our dense shrubberies have created a haven for small native birds. Around our house we have a flock of Superb Fairy Wrens that forage on our lawn and use the shrubberies for shelter and nesting sites. The pair, in the photo, spends a lot of time admiring themselves in our windows. Our bird list now totals 90 species.
Hakea sericea is a very prickly shrub that flowers towards the end of winter in our garden. Finches take advantage of the prickly leaves and build nests in the protective foliage.
H. sericea would be useful for areas needing protection from animals and directing foot traffic.