Feathering a nest

Just after I photographed the pair of Common Bronzewing on the Casuarina Track I stood on a small wooden boardwalk bridge over a dry creek bed. I had stopped to listen for birds and I watched as a pair of small Spinebills brought back nesting material, landing onto the bridge railing checking around and then flying into a nearby tangle of vines and shrubs at the corner of the bridge. I carefully moved along the bridge and finally found a narrow vantage point that gave me a view of the well camouflaged nest. I stood and watched for a while, took a few images and then left them to it. The last photo shows the little builder pushing deep into the nest and shaping it via some vigorous contortions.

Eastern Spinebill in nest, Casuarina Track, Mallacoota, Vic

Eastern Spinebill building a nest, Casuarina Track, Mallacoota, Vic

Eastern Spinebill in nest, Casuarina Track, Mallacoota, Vic

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Eastern Spinebill in nest, Casuarina Track, Mallacoota, Vic

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6 responses to “Feathering a nest

  1. How wonderful Malt to capture nest building of this little bird. It will be a treat to follow it through to when the nestlings appear.

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  2. It looks like a very cozy nest! 😊 Great photos!

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