Wednesday, May 9, 2012

A hollow feeling!

This productive nesting tree hollow at suburban Blackburn Lake Sanctuary has been closely watched. It is only 2.5 metres off the ground alongside one of the broad, well-tended walking trails. I imagine it has been home to many hatchlings including the young of this rainbow lorikeet.

Rainbow lorikeet (Trichoglossus heamatodus) 22 January 2012

Now it is no more, or at least has been redeveloped! This is the hollow I had been watching for evidence of Sacred kingfisher breeding. I hope I was barking up the wrong tree!

The same hollow (lower central), 8 May 2012

I am curious to know what this black substance might be

On a separate note, those familiar with the sanctuary may be interested to know that a small section (about 5% would be my estimate) has had a fuel reduction burn this autumn.

1 comment:

  1. I hope you get to show us some Sacred Kingfishers soon and give good news about them breeding!
    Love the first pic! Well done!
    Cheers Pete!