Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Doongalla hollows and nests

There was a definite Spring feel in the air at a recent visit to the Doongalla section of the Dandenong Ranges National Park this week.

Hollows were being explored by rosellas, lorikeets and tree-creepers.

Surely bigger than you need Crimson Rosella?
Rainbow lorikeet
A White-throated treecreeper disappeared into this hollow with some nesting material
This Eastern Yellow robin visited the nest briefly. Closer inspection revealed no eggs at this stage

More photos and a little video (I was immersed in forested gullies and bird calls) to follow!

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Bird on!


  1. HI Pete Very colourful birds the first 2 and wonderful to find the robin's nest

  2. Great series!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  3. Great photos and lots of nesting plans on view there.

  4. how nice to have spring. Great to find nesting birds. Loved your little treecreeper.

  5. I would love to be there during your springtime, to see these lovely birds. Great shots!

  6. You have such colorful birds to photobraph. I love the rosella! We went to a zoo in Kansas City, MO and saw lots of lorikeets. They were so pretty and so loud!

  7. These are great, Pete!! I'd love to see Rosellas & Lorikeets in tree hollows. I have to be satisfied with the many who visit our only Grevillea in our backyard to feed on the nectar from the blooms.
    We have a huge nearby (about 800m from home) Lorikeet roost consisting of thousands of Rainbow and Scaly-breasted Lorikeets and there is quite a racket as the sun sets each afternoon.
    You just beat me with your post!!

  8. The parrots are gorgeous! The colours are so beautiful.