Sunday, November 14, 2010

Woodswallow tucks into tree fork

White-breasted Woodswallow (Artamus leucorynchus) peers out from nest tucked typically into fork of paperbark. 

Brown-backed Honeyeaters (Ramsayornis modestus) nesting in same tree though little activity spotted through past three very wet days.   

Close by, Shining Flycatcher (Myiagra alecto) nesting near creek-side spot used earlier in the year. 

Male - much quicker to quit the nest - has been sharing more of the sitting this time.  
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mick said...

I like the way the Woodswallow is just visible over the top of the nest. I see a lot of them at one place beside the bay so it might be worthwhile to look for a nest, perhaps.

Denis Wilson said...

Hi Tony.
My favourite is the WB Woodswallow tucked right down, pretending to =not be there,

Tyto Tony said...

Hi Mick: Not always nesting close to group perches. Often nest almost impossible to see in depth of big forks.

Hi Denis: Unlike honeyeaters, say, woodswallows don't give away nest locations through premature flight, preferring to stare intruders out.

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