Magpie Larks moving in across the road.

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Dmenace's picture
Magpie Larks moving in across the road.

A few days ago I noticed a couple of Peewees hanging around in the trees out front.  Today I was lucky enough to be able to watch them building their nest.

I look forward to observing them for the next several weeks.  I'd really like to get shots of them feeding their young.

oconnore51's picture

They are lovely, thanks.


laza's picture

Great shots on the nest

Thanks for sharing

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HelloBirdy's picture

Great. I've got a pair already sitting on their nest at my local pond

Aiming for DSLR-quality shots with a bridge camera


Very nice photos .... nice handy location for you to keep an eye on

Wollemi's picture

Lovely photos! It is nice to be able to observe birds doing what comes naturally to them so close to home. Thanks for sharing.

Dmenace's picture

Thank you all for your kind remarks.

I did a little research and realised that my pics show both the male and female.  The first two are the male with a distinctive white brow above his eye.  The remaining four are the female with no eyebrow.  Both genders share all parental duties including nest building, incubation, and feeding.

They were back to day for a final inspection with the female trying it on for size.

Cheers, Denis.

Devster's picture

They are lovely shots, especially of the nest.

You can see why they call them mud larks.

You are correct about the sexes of the birds, something I only found out this year myself.

We have a female that spends most of her days crapping on our veranda and window trying to get rid of that other female bird that shows up at the exact same time.

Not the sharpest of birds.

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