Late summer and early autumn rain has triggered sone unseasonal breeding activity.
White-faced Herons, a common local waterbird, often breed some distance away from the waterbodies they frequent when hunting food.
This nest, secreted in a clump of mistletoe in a tall Grey Box is home to two well-grown chicks. A third nestling appears to have succumbed, perhaps the result of competition for food with its stronger siblings.
One parent arrived as I watched on, alighting nervously on a nearby clump of mistletoe before proceeding to attend the chicks.