Singing Honey-eater nest

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aussiedavid
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Singing Honey-eater nest

Singing (Whistling) Honey eater has nested in our back yard and is busy feeding young ones. The real tease is we can't see how many or exactly what is going on as they are too small to be visible yet. Oh well just have to be patient and wait until they are a little bigger and the heads appear!  Note the going inverted under the nest around half way through the video.

http://youtu.be/wl0xLNo29UY

Annie W
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Beautiful David!  Some feeding, bit of nest maintenance, some more feeding - wonderfully attentive parents (most) birds are aren't they?  Loved watching this - I can't wait for those beaks to start appearing too smiley.

NW Tasmania

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OK Ruby the first beak has appeared! So there is at least one baby, our feeling is that mother is feeding from the back which is blocked from view, the way dad moves back at times may indicate that there are more too.

The filming is handicapped by there being a black bird nesting in the grapevine less than three feet away to the north. So I set the camera up, back off carefully let it run for awhile, hope is some activity then go out bring it in & check if there has been any action.

In the big tree behind us there are yellow rosellas, another black bird as well as red wattle birds nesting. So there are times when it appears WWIII has broken out in our backyard! cheers ad.

Oh...Link in next post.

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