Many birds are busy at the moment. Potential nest sites explored, claimed and defended, nest mounds are being constructed and the recent mild weather has convinced several species to start the nesting cycle now.
The two mounds below were found in the first T-section lagoon at the Western Treatment Plant. I was surprised to see that they were fairly close to the road and in a large and fairly exposed lagoon. Very happy to see the Brolgas nesting again at the Lagoons, though a little concerned that if it rained further then the nest could be swamped by the rising water levels. The swan’s nest was much higher from the water.
Interesting, I thought it looked more like a heron. Very nice. You’re getting into Spring and Summer is ending.
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The Brolga is one of our Crane species, grows over 4 foot tall and has a wingspan around 8 feet wide when fully grown. Famous for its mating dance displays leading up to breeding season.