Thursday, November 26, 2009

Hello there, honeyeater



I love these little birds called honeyeaters, and we have plenty of them now - they are attracted to the passionfruit flower and the cats whiskers and the bottlebrush. All of which is flowering at the moment. I know they like to start their nests on hanging things, and I have tied a few bits of string at strategic places, but these have all been ignored. Yesterday after bringing in the washing we discoverd the start of a nest on the end of a piece of underwear! My hubby carefully disentangled it and attached it straight to the washing line which is under the eaves just outside our office window. Amazingly the bird has come back and is adding to the nest, how exciting and what a good vantage point we have. He keeps hopping back to gather bits and pieces from my compost pile. We just recently got a leaf mulcher and he seems to like the small pieces of leaves! The photos are all taken through glass so not the best quality, but just wanted to share!

2 comments:

  1. Oh, how lovely this bird is! It's so nice to be able to see what's happening in other areas of the world right now, since we are getting close to winter here!

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  2. Thanks for visiting me all the way over in Africa - it's nice to 'meet' you & to find your blog, too. Your garden is lovely, I enjoyed wandering through it today .....
    Bye for now
    Lynda, Kilimanjaro, East Africa

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