Perfect timing?

Perhaps the birds have some advance notice of a bountiful autumn?

I found this Yellow-tufted Honeyeater putting the finishing touches on a nest in a sapling Long-leaved Box, yesterday in the Rise and Shine.

Apart from flowering Grey Box there is not much on offer in the bush at present, but clearly the honeyeaters think the prospects are good.

Yellow-tufted Honeyeater nest in Long-leaved Box

One of the adults ‘shaping’ the nest

3 responses to “Perfect timing?

  1. Patrick Kavanagh

    Interesting timing indeed given how lousy it’s been recently. I hope they do know something we don’t!

  2. Aside from twigs, what other building materials are they using?

    • Hi Bruce, the nest included grass, cobwebs and what appeared to be paper but may have been some sort of plant secretion. Cheers, geoff

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