Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Nesting time, Blackie Lake

In addition to my friends the Spotted pardalote pair who are nesting in the bank of a creek at Blackburn Lake several other species were seen to be making plans the other day. Today's pictures feature a few birds that nest in tree hollows such as Australian Wood Duck and Rainbow lorikeets.

Pair of Australian Wood duck Chenonetta jubata checking out this hollow trunk. I have not seen this but I gather that the ducklings first "flight" is to jump from the nest often several metres up a tree! 

Male Australian Wood duck
Female Australian Wood duck
Having seen off several competitors for this potential nesting site these Rainbow lorikeet Trichoglossus haematodus  ....
... proceeded to explore its potential. 
Eastern rosella Platycercus eximius were also seen at Blackburn Lake this day. They also nest in tree hollows. This one of a pair was too busy looking gorgeous among the flowers to be looking for tree hollows! 
Linking with Wild Bird Wednesday

Bird on! 


  1. Wow, these are all wonderful birds. I love the Lorikeets and the the pretty Rosella. They are such colorful birds. Great shots!

  2. Love the many colours on a Rosella. Lovely shots

  3. Love that first shot of the wood ducks! But all your photos are just wonderful to see. Wow...seeing a wild parakeet seems so odd! :-)

  4. Stunning photos you have shared in here.

    You might wan to go and visit Bird Watching in the Philippines. :)