I found this beautiful Mistletoebird nest yesterday at Green Gully.
Suspended in a rose bush it rekindled happy memories of a pair that nested in a similar site at Strangways a number of years back.
There were two eggs in the nest – with the female still bringing cobwebs in for nest lining, between short bouts of incubation. With a hot spell coming up the lining may be very useful insulation. Interestingly the female had distinctive streaking on the underparts, a feature that is not often shown in identification guides. I’ve noticed this patterning previously and wonder if it may be more prominent on older females.