Home making

For the past few weeks a Grey Shrike-thrush has been singing enthusiastically around the house.

It was no surprise therefore to discover a nest being constructed in a hanging basket beside the kitchen door. This site has been used before – a pair of White-browed Scrub-wrens nested here in 2013. Earlier this spring the scrub-wrens were busy removing old nesting material from the basket to make a nest nearby … now the shrike-thrush has moved in. Never a dull moment!

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Grey Shrike-thrush, Wyndham Street Newstead, 17th August 2016

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The incomparable songster at work!

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The nest site …

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… and the nest

2 responses to “Home making

  1. When Kristin trims the dog (toy poodle) she puts the hair in a hanging basket on the verandah. The is constant traffic (honey eaters, wagtails, shrike tit) ferrying it away to nests. They should learn from the thrush and just build the nest in the basket.

  2. Good solution to cat problems.

    On Sat, Aug 20, 2016 at 10:03 AM, Natural Newstead wrote:

    > Geoff Park posted: “For the past few weeks a Grey Shrike-thrush has been > signing enthusiastically around the house. It was no surprise therefore to > discover a nest being constructed in a hanging basket beside the kitchen > door. This site has been used before – a pair of Wh” >

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