Degustation in the bird world

Some time spent yesterday at the Nankeen Kestrel nest revealed a wonderful assortment of ‘dishes’.

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Nankeen Kestrel nestlings, Moolort Plains, 22nd November 2014.

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The female arrives with a snake … or possibly a legless lizard?

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The female delivers the meal.

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The male arriving with a spider …

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The impending arrival of the parents is greeted with excitement!

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… and this time with a small skink.

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The male about to depart the hollow.

6 responses to “Degustation in the bird world

  1. I reckon it’s an Olive Legless Lizard in the second photo; the tail looks too long for a snake. Nice photos!

  2. Thanks Damien – that’s pretty exciting … not many local records as far as I’m aware.
    Cheers, geoff

  3. REALLY LIKE YOUR “PORTRAIT” OF NANKEEN KESTREL NESTLINGS
    (FIRST PHOTO)

  4. I agree with Damien’s Olive Legless Lizard ID- looks a bit big & robust for Striped LL, though don’t rule them out in your area.

    • Thanks Bert – yes, Ive come across a few SLLs over the years but never spotted an OLL until now!
      Hope all is well with you over there.
      Cheers, geoff

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