At the treecreeper nest

Brown and White-throated Treecreepers are nesting at the moment.

I spent some nice time in the sunshine today, watching a pair of Brown Treecreepers tending a nest, at the Rise and Shine. Regular visits were greeted by noisy chattering from inside the hollow. The nest was about two metres off the ground, inside a narrow crack in a small River Red-gum.

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Female Brown Treecreeper arriving with a meal, Rise and Shine, 27th September 2014.

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The nest site – a crack in a River Red-gum

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The male, about to depart the nest.

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The male Brown Treecreeper removing a faecal sac

There is lots of breeding activity happening – Eastern Yellow Robins and Yellow-tufted Honeyeaters were both constructing nests nearby – I suspect last week’s rain, a welcome 25mm, has generated some new interest.

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