Birds 'caring' for each other

To: "Bob Ashford" <>, "Birding- Aus" <>
Subject: Birds 'caring' for each other
From: "kbrandwood" <>
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2008 17:56:59 +1000
Lovely story Bob.
I have one that is somewhat contrary.
A pair of Sacred Kingfishers over a number of years nested in a tree opposite my back door. However one year whilst they were reopening their entrance hole in a termites nest the male somehow got stuck in the hole. Two days later I saw the female with a new partner digging the male out which dropped onto the ground. Not much of a wake. They reared a brood that year but there wasn't much of a wake.
keith b the beautiful Hawkesbury 60km N/W of Sydney

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