Saturday, January 28, 2012

Little Treasures

I found these eggs in a knot hole in the exterior wall next to my front door.  They belong to the Striped Pardalote - gorgeous little birds that grace us with their company from about September through to April.




The photo above shows the material they have used for their nest - a combination of fibres from the insulation in our walls and Samoyed hair.  A commodity which we have in abundance (see previous post)

.....and here's a picture of the little guy (sourced from here).

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2 comments:

EMBELLISHER said...

That little nest is amazing, so tiny and the eggs are so beautiful for their colouring. Can't see how that little birdie will get into that tiny space.

Marta Brysha said...

The opening is tiny, but the space is quite deep. Also the birds are quite little, although they have very big personalities.