We shared the first meeting with a Jacky Winter and her nest and two lovely nestlings.
As we are about to be away for a couple of weeks it seemed that now was the only time we’d have the chance to see how the Jackys were getting on.
The weather man was a bit ambiguous and we took a very early morning trip out hoping to get a little good weather, and that’s what we got a little.
We soon located the Jacky nest and her two precious little ones and they had grown considerably.
She was elegant enough to let us spend a few minutes with them and feed them as we stood by. The little ones are quite well developed and would move about the ‘nest’ doing wing stretches and preening.
One the way back I heard a Speckled Warbler, and sad to say , hearing is one thing seeing another, but getting a good photo, something else again.
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A delightful series David. I can’t believe how tiny that nest is!
I think it works as the young simply lay down in it, and remain really really still. I think that might be part of the security system, they’ve only just the past couple of days taking to moving about preening. I must take a trip to the library and check HANZAB when we get back.
Probably will be well on the wing by the time we get out there again.
Nice work David!
I’ve never seen a Jacky nest before, so it was a bit of an eyeopener to note how tiny it was compared to those really big fat nestlings.
Good luck with your images in 2015