Lorikeets. Pretty birds. Noisy though. Arrived in St Kilda about five years ago I think. Desirable address for many. Now wide spread all over Melbourne.
Pelicans and swans on Albert Park Lake? Maybe they have been there for a long time.
Increased number of ravens in Melbourne. We don't have crows in Victoria, only ravens. Don't they make a mess when they empty a rubbish bin.
Then two or so years ago, sulphur crested cockatoos appeared. They are are seriously noisy and their numbers are increasing.
I dare not mention possums that abound. Too controversial.
Kangaroos hopping about in the outer burbs.
Has Melbourne created a natural environment so that the critters are attracted here? Is it the long term dry conditions that have driven them into the city? Is it land clearing that has reduced their habitat and they are driven to the city and will die out as a species?
I don't know, but the other night, this person who does not sleep well, was awake at 4am and through his open widow heard a kookaburra laughing.
Magic, but I want to know why.