At the sitella nest

The art of nest-building doesn’t come much finer than that practised by the Varied Sitella. This nest, apparently with recently hatched young, was discovered in a striking location – wedged at the junction of a small, dead vertical fork on a Grey Box. The nest was quite exposed, but the brilliant work of the sitellas meant that it was wonderfully disguised – the location only revealed when one of the parents returned to sit.

Click on the images below to view a gallery from my visit.

6 responses to “At the sitella nest

  1. And the art of photography doesn’t come much finer than this! A superb series of shots Geoff.

  2. The camouflage is amazing, Geoff – I’m guessing the nest is held together with mud. Some of the off the outer layer is literally just hanging there, rather than woven. Which beggars the question, where do they get the mud at these times. Once again, great pics, Geoff.

  3. Fantastic series of photos Geoff, bird photography doesn’t come any better than this to echo Mary.

  4. Gorgeous!

  5. Incredible, the same wood, the matching pattern as the trunk. How smart are the Sitella’s? I’m loving your photography and the added information to look at showing some special feature. So glad I found your site.

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