Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Spring has sprung


1st September and it's the first day of our spring and this tiny female Yellow-bellied Sunbird (photo taken this morning) is furiously building her nest at the front of the old shed. It's really amazing how fast they construct these nests, usually suspended from the flimsiest strands of vegetation, in this case a small piece of dead vine. Just then Claude, the Spotted Tree Monitor mentioned before, came out to watch her (he's just above her and to the left) so we really hope he is not eyeing up a meal! Hopefully she is well out of his reach!
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