Friday, 16 August 2013

Tunnelling time

The first Spotted Pardalote Pardalotus punctatus has arrived and is busy tunnelling a nest site and when he is taking a break he perches on a nearby branch, giving distinctive loud calls to attract a mate to check out the nest site.
I am not so sure that he has chosen a good site for the nest as it is in an area where the lace monitors regularly hunt through the summer months and eggs are a favourite food. However I will be interested to see if he finds a mate and they use the site.


  1. What a beautiful bird Ian - do hope it nests successfully.

  2. They are very cute birds and we look forward to seeing them arrive each year. We have seen a number of young raised, so we will keep our fingers crossed for this one.