Sunday, 15 May 2011

Satin bower bird returns

Satin bower bird - female
 She's back. Her scratchy voice goes straight up the spinal cord. Hardly befitting this beautiful bird. For the second autumn she's here on the property. If there's a male in residence, he will have built a bower in the grasses we let go wild on about a third of our acreage and collected blue objects to make himself more attractive to her. The actual nest is sometimes 12 metres above the ground - we think we know where she's nesting but will be leaving her and the tree alone for the breeding season. They love the lilly pilly fruit which is in abundance as do the fig birds and other fruit eating friends that visit us or live in the gardens. (Image from google)

1 comment:

Judy said...

Oh what a privilege