Monday, 10 June 2013

Grey-crowned Babbler

Grey-crowned Babbler (Pomatostomus temporalis)

Trying times for the Grey-crowned Babbler as they attempt nest building in a Poinciana Tree. 
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 One stick at a time.
 Do you think that is in the right place?
 Not another one sticking his beak in!
 When they fly to go and get more sticks the ones already in the tree fall to the ground.
 Ten out of ten for persistence, they kept trying for a couple of days.Just did not work for them in this tree.
This is one they prepared earlier in a tree across the road.

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11 comments:

mick said...

A great series - so did they go back to the nest over the road or did they start somewhere else?

Neil said...

Not sure were they went but they are still around.

eileeninmd said...

What a cool sight to watch. I am sure they got their nest perfect. Great shots!

Karen said...

Oh dear, not a good nest design.

Carole M. said...

it certainly looks like a hards days work; lovely to get the captures

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Not only is this educational for me, but still comical...it's a part of nature I've never seen before so a special treat through your images and commentary.

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Stewart M said...

I wonder how many sticks they ended up using - these are great birds to watch, but I have to travel to see them!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

i stora drag said...

Nice photos of these hardworking birds! I hope they succeded in the end with the new nest.
/Pia

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

We have a Royal Poinciana tree right across the street from us in florida, but the bird nest is missing! Darn. Great bird, amazing nest.

TexWisGirl said...

such a neat bird!

NatureFootstep said...

poor ones. Better luck next time. :)