Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Hungry youngsters might call till blue in the face

Young Blue-faced Honeyeaters (Entomyzon cyanotis) left nest little prematurely in the caravan park lately. One needed rescuing from danger of drowning in swimming pool. It overnighted in a nice warm and dark carton before being placed outside next day in an open clear plastic container. Parents resumed feeding it and youngster scrambled  up into trees over next few hours.

Brother or sister didn't ever hit the ground, though often coming close. Blue-faces are among the most raucous honeyeaters (and aggressive: will swoop people sometimes even when not nesting). Noise starts early in life and both young birds could be heard begging for days through much of the park. And are still going strong. Wondering about the 'line' above the bird? It's simply a fine portion split from a palm frond.




No comments: