For nesting birds, danger is ever-present. The Rainbow Bee-eaters currently incubating at the Newstead Cemetery provided an interesting case study tonight. The female is responsible for incubation, splitting its time between the nest and feeding sorties in the surrounding landscape. The male meanwhile has the job of sentinel, alternating between a series of perches, all the time keeping an eye on the nest. The sudden appearance of a Brown Falcon this evening put things on high alert.
- 552,921 hits
Birding Top 1000
Dja Dja Wurrung Country
Contact Natural NewsteadGet in touch by email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for visiting “Natural Newstead”