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!

9 comments:

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

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

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

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

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

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  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!

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  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!!

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

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