Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Nest

Above the chook shed towers a Rough-barked box tree.


It provides shade for the chooks in a hot summer and a nesting spot for a Dusky Woodswallow.


Amazingly the bird has nested in the peeling and deeply fissured bark, not like other birds nest, in the fork of a tree,  in a hollow, in a nest hanging from vegetation...


I think you'll agree that  building this nest was an achievement as was spotting it!  Amazing twitching Lad and amazing photography!

10 comments:

  1. Wow! What an interesting blue beak. It will be fun for you to watch the nest through the season.

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    1. Pretty isn't it! I cant wait till the babies hatch!

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  2. Beautiful photos - classic Aussie colours and tones

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  3. She's beautiful isn't she? It does look like its a nice secure place for a nest too.

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    1. It's a pretty beak isn't it? Today I very big goanna was headed for the tree she was in. I thought a tragedy imminent so I distracted the goanna and headed it in a different direction. Phew! Close one!

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  4. I don't have any dusky wood swallows. Can you spare me one, please? Once they're hatched, of course. She is gorgeous.

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    1. She is pretty isn't she? I cant wait till I see the newbies hatch.

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  5. Now I can report that two pairs of the White-browed woodswallow have started nesting in trees near the house! It's magic living so close to birds at this time of the year!

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