Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The other honeyeater nest

You have seen the one nest outside our study window. In the meantime another honeyeater has been building a nest close to the front door.  She doesn't seem as nervous though.  Her front door faces the fence, and while I was out watering in the back last night I peered through the palings:




She just sits there,  unconcerned about anything.  This nest is hanging from the tiny branches of a tree, and she has wound them around into the nest.   Isn't this just the most marvelous thing to know how to weave together twigs and leaves to build a little home to start her family?   She even has an eave over the front door to keep out the rain.    

35 comments:

  1. They are just the most amazing little birds. You are privileged to have two choose your garden for their nest.
    Also - hope your back in on the mend.

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    1. Missy, thank you!
      I do feel very lucky!
      it seems to be slowly mending, but I have to stay out of the garden....

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  2. How glorious! What an amazing nest. And your photography is pretty amazing too!

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    1. Lesa,
      thank you - well I just put the lens against the fence and clicked - so think it was all luck!

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  3. I just love the photos. The bird is just so cute. It has made me determined to take more pics of the birds in my garden. Sadly it is snowed under at present and hardly any birds around in this freezing weather here in London.

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    1. Annabelle,
      Thanks I often don't have the patience to take bird photos - so often they fly away!

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  4. Your honey eaters must be a lot smarter than those we get around here. Ours build a more dish-shaped nest. It hangs but does not really have a roof. Inevitably in the Wet the birds must move and make a new nest. They have been a bit slow working out that verandahs have sheltering roofs but exposed places for nests. Other birds seem to be a bit smarter. The nests blow down and children pick them up. The nest fits quite well in a child's hand.

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    1. Louise,
      Oh yours must be a different kind. these often build decoy nests, so you are never sure if they are the real thing or not. these are perfectly waterproof :)

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  5. That is the most amazing nest and the little Honeyeater looks so comfortable. Everything here is covered in a 4 inch layer of snow and all the birds are hiding away. It is too cold!

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  6. You're very lucky to have such wonderful birds in your garden! :) Greetings from snowy Poland!

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    1. Dewberry,
      You certainly seem to be attracting lots of birds to your bird-feeder!

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  7. That is amazing craftsmanship for such a little bird....loved the little eave above the doorway.

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    1. Virginia,
      I never tire of watching them as they build their nests, so lovely to watch

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  8. Your garden must be good to get a beautiful bird like that building a nest in it. We have honey eaters visit our garden,but I had no idea what their nests looked like!

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    1. Kim,
      I suppose I must have lots of the flowers that they love.

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  9. What a wonderful bird, you're lucky she's chosen your yard to build that clever home!

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    1. Laura,
      they are quite chatty little things too - when we sit on the swing quite close to the birdbath - they still come and attend to their ablutions.

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  10. You have an amazing garden. Thanks for sharing your photos.

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  11. How wonderful - both the nest and your description. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. The second photo is so cool. She's probably thinking that you are just her next door neighbour. She build a good nest compared to those in my garden which were just like a bowl.

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    1. Stiletto,
      funny - I have never seen the bowl type nests here

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  13. Thxs for visiting my blog;I'm still on the party circuit too. I love what you have done with your front yard. Truth to tell, I'm a little bit envious. It is hard to get such lusness in my part of the world. I doubt I will ever have a fascinating nest like the honey sucker in my front yard either. Will have to look it up in my bird book.

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    1. Susan,
      thank you, well i am privileged to live where this just grows without my help!

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  14. What an amazing garden, simply beautiful and I could wander around it all day. I found you from the "Grow Your Blog" and couldn't resist visiting as the name of your blog was intriguing. So glad I dropped by. I'm a new follower and hope you will come for a visit.

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    1. Carole,
      welcome and thanks for visiting.

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  15. What an amazing nest!
    I hope the weather isn't too bad up your way.

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    1. Mac,
      when Oswald was up here last week he was pretty well behaved it is only once he headed south that he caused so much havoc!

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  16. What a glorious little nest, how cute! I am always amazed by what birds can build; snug homes to raise their little ones.

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    1. Karen,
      It is isnt it? We have been so blessed to be able to watch the nests being built in our yard.

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  17. Oh that is the neatest picture and what a cool nest!

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    1. Whimsey creations,
      Thank you, I was lucky to get a photo of her in side the nest.

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  18. Amazing, one of the best things about blogging is seeing things going on in other corners of the world! The blog swap details are now posted if you are still interested? Betty

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