Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Wild Bird Wednesday

I would like to share with you all one of the really exciting events that happened to me as far as wild birds go.  We had a pair of grey fantails build a nest in a camellia bush only a few metres from our back door. These cheeky little birds happily reared their little family without any fear of humans or dogs and were not fazed by the camera being poked in close to their nest - we were very careful not to upset or disturb the little ones or the parents once the eggs hatched out.

We observed in total fascination the development of the babes and were lucky enough to be on hand to watch them take their first flights and eventually to leave home.

Liz  Needle

Linking with Wild Bird Wednesday


  1. What a treat Liz, just lovely!

  2. Wow, what a delightful sight and amazing photography!

  3. what a unique little nest for that larger bird!

    1. The adult birds are quite small - about the size of a Willie Wagtail to which they are closely related.

  4. How do they get all the chicks in that nest!!

    Great pictures.

    Thanks for linking to WBW. Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

  5. How wonderful to be able to see it all so close.