Saturday, November 6, 2010

Nesting time

Some furious nesting going on now in the valley! Two of the termite mounds alongside our walking tracks now have Buff-breasted Paradise Kingfisher nesting-holes - this one is about 18 inches or 45cm high - and we hear their calls from dawn till dusk. Likewise the Wompoo Fruit Doves which seem to be nesting in their usual spot - Black Bitterns around the dam too.


And our Sunbird nest in the shed now has two eggs and Mum sits quite happily as people wander around - still trying to get a good photo of her so watch this space.



This is one of our smaller butterflies, an Orange Bushbrown (Mycalesis terminus), and a fairly common sight flying close to the ground.
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