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Thread #117366   Message #2567230
Posted By: Joybell
15-Feb-09 - 01:52 AM
Thread Name: BS: Birdwatching 2009
Subject: RE: BS: Birdwatching 2009
Yesterday a THIRD batch of baby Willie Wagtails fledged. I can't believe it. They usually nest in Spring and it's the end of Summer. Last week when the temperature reached 116 -- more in the sun -- they must have been squashed in one of those beautiful, but quite inadequate, little nests that look like grey bowler hats without a brim. Of the size to fit on a mouse's head. Willie Wagtails are about the size of a skinny Robin. How did their mother do it? It must have been Father and earlier children perched on the rim of a bird-bath panting in the heat.
Cheers, Joy