|This is the scene of the nestbuilding above|
Yesterday a Willy Wagtail started to build a nest on my one and only clothesline. Which could spell disaster for my washing in future weeks… Of course, the nest might not go anywhere. Birds don’t always finish what they start.
This is the culprit to the left. Not a very good photo, but these guys never stay still for a moment. There’s a good reason they are called wagtails.
They are members of the fantail family (not the wagtails!) Rhipidura.
what the nest looks like after one day of nestbuilding. It started with
one of the birds wrapping spiderwebs around his beak and then sticking
it to the corner of the clothesline. This was followed by all kinds of fluff and hairs, and was a joint effort.