Australian Magpies have started nest-building. We have a pair making a nest high up in an English Elm at the end of our street. I was intrigued by some of the material used in the construction – pieces of nylon cord and insulated electrical wire had been woven into the structure.
I then recalled finding this abandoned nest (pictured below) earlier this year, secreted in a Golden Wattle sapling in the churchyard next door. All traces of the old next have now disappeared – apparently relocated into the new ‘maggies’ nest nearby. Clearly Australian Magpies are into sustainable living!