Sunday, April 7, 2013

Mangrove Robin reveals nest site


Bit of luck at the end of Orient Station road today with Mangrove Robin (Peneonanthe pulverulenta) giving away nest site.
Bird sits neatly in cup, which sits neatly in thick fork of dying mangrove.
Here's a closer look at one of the nesting pair, taken previously.


Elsewhere along the station road recently, pair of Brown Quail (Coturnix ypsilophora) venture briefly from cover.


And an Australian Bustard (Ardeotis australis) does a little morning preening and flapping.

2 comments:

Barbara said...

Mangrove Robin on the nest - WOW! Your patience and perseverance pays off yet again Tony. The other photos are good too but I just love the Mangrove Robin pics, they are wonderful.

Tony Ashton said...

Thanks Barbara. I hope the forecast rains for next few days don't cause problems for the birds.