Sunday, November 7, 2010

Brown-backed Honeyeaters in your face

 Hanging around nests for photographs isn't cool but when Brown-backed Honeyeaters (Ramsayornis modestus) start setting up house smack dab over the middle of the main Tyto entry track, well, what can you do?


Takes a bit more effort - and sets up more interesting images - to catch the bird at work elsewhere, above stripping nesting material from a small paperbark.


And here's another BB up a bit too close below the Tyto hide today.
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4 comments:

mick said...

Fascinating! Can you get another pic of the nest in a few more days to show how it progresses - or is it close to finished as is?

Tyto Tony said...

Lot more work yet. If the vandals don't get to it I'll follow it up. The birds do sometimes quit building for a while, but can return to finish the job days, even weeks, later.

Mark Young said...

That's an impressive looking nest! Nice images Tony.

Gouldiae said...

G'day Tony,
If they're building directly over the track, they are showing off, so I don't reckon they'll mind being photographed. Great looking structure. They put some work into it, hey?
Gouldiae