Cryptic nest site

Eastern Yellow Robin breeding is in full swing – some birds are already sitting on eggs, while others are completing nests. This species is renowned for building exquisite, well-concealed structures. This particular nest, located about six metres off the ground in Yellow Box, has been constructed behind a flap of peeling bark on the tree. The actual nest bowl is not visible at all from the ground – the birds likewise when  sitting.

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Eastern Yellow Robin leaving the nest site, Rise and Shine, 31st August 2015.

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Can you see the nest?

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Eastern Yellow Robins forage largely on the ground – darting from low perches is a common strategy.

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A sliver of Yellow Box bark for the nest.

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Courtship feeding – the male transferring a captured invertebrate.

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Another visit with nesting material – delicately balanced above the nest site.

3 responses to “Cryptic nest site

  1. I’m so enjoying your images. What a treat!
    Can I ask what model camera you have?

  2. Brings a lot more understanding to me, thanks!

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