An Eastern Rosella’s nest

Thanks to the ‘eagle-eye’ of local observer Ros Hart for this terrific observation.

Last year a pair of Eastern Rosellas nested along Jockey Drive at Newstead – see post. This year a pair, almost certainly the one from 2011, are doing their best to raise a brood in the same location. The site, an ancient hollow in the form of a fence post, is a typical choice for this species. The following sequence shows their progress from hatching … fingers crossed that we’ll have a successful outcome!

Eastern Rosella nest site, Jockey Lane Newstead, 12th November 2012.

Day 1 – a bundle of nestlings and one unhatched egg.

The exact number of nestlings is still a mystery at Day 6.

Five healthy nestlings at Day 12.

One response to “An Eastern Rosella’s nest

  1. Pingback: Rosella fledgings display their colours | Friends of the Box-Ironbark Forests

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