Spring is here.
It is nearly September and Spring is coming. I have been finding lots of nests. The other day I saw a Blue-faced Honeyeater nest and today I saw Magpie-lark and Noisy Friarbird nests. Things are warming up although I did spend a very cold night at Cassilis, on top of the Great Dividing Range at a whopping 700 meters altitude.
Noisy Friarbird (Philemon corniculatus)
Adult Noisy Friarbirds have the most beautiful neck frills. They are the most gorgeous birds and have the awesomest songs. The only thing that lets them down is the old-crone witch bump on the schnozz. 😉
Noisy Friarbird at nest.
The Noisy Friarbird nest seems to be made out of fluffy things and grasses all woven together in a messy construction.
Magpie-lark at nest.
Peewees in contrast make the neatest mud nests.
Musk Lorikeet (Glossopsitta concinna)
Golden Whistler (Pachycephala pectoralis)
White-throated Treecreeper (Cormobates leucophaeus)
The orange patch on the cheek gives this White-throated Treecreeper away as being a female.