Sunday, September 21, 2014
Metallic Starlings nesting and resting
Taking brief rest from work at the nest, pair of Metallic Starling (Aplornis metallica) take a look left and right in unison this morning at the western end of Ingham's main shopping way, Lannercost Street.
When the work is done there'll be dozens of nests in the rain tree, with multiple entries for scores of the colonial birds.
In the meantime they are happy to allow close inspection of themselves at work and, less often, at leisure.
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