Nesting season well underway

New Holland Honeyeater nest

New Holland Honeyeater nest

The New Holland Honeyeaters have raised one family of two chicks so far this season and  another pair are in the process of building a nest. We leave some wool (fleece) out that they use in the construction process. Soft Crimson Rosella feathers lined the first nest and I think were also used to cover the eggs, when the adult was away.

I was reminded of the need to think about where nests are built when I accidentally wiped out a small nest while whipper snipping. Luckily the nest had no eggs. Wrens seem to like to nest close to the ground in a clump of grass, bracken or small shrubs.


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