This party of White-winged Choughs paid a visit to the waterhole on Mia Mia Track a few days back. The noisy group jostled as they took a drink but what followed was quite a surprise.
About half the flock of more than a dozen birds flew up into a nearby Grey Box, landing near an apparently old chough’s nests. One of the adults proceeded to hop onto the rim of the nest, then settled inside. It stayed like this for a few minutes, becoming quite excited and extended its wings over the sides of the mud structure, while calling loudly to its nearby companions. I’ve never before witnessed this behaviour outside the breeding season.