It’s a bit hard to figure out what’s happening with bird breeding at the moment. There are quite a few small fledglings out of the nest, such as the young Willie Wagtails pictured below, while others such as a family of White-winged Choughs near Mia Mia Track appear to be incubating eggs. The extreme dry appears to have caused other species to lose interest altogether.
The agitated behaviour of the parents alerted me to these juvenile Willie Wagtails.
I spotted the nest soon after, on a horizontal branch of a River Red-gum, about 2 metres above the ground. I was intrigued by the stiff, dark hairs that had been woven into the nest – then I noticed the horses in a nearby paddock … puzzle solved!