Both birds sweep in again, & onto the top of the 2nd pediment. The male feeds
the female copiously, then both fly off again. Perhaps the nest is not complete
yet? Though certainly the female spent plenty of time in/at it, earlier...
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Begin forwarded message:
> From: Judith L-A <>
> Date: 30 September 2016 at 2:34:41 PM AEST
> Subject: unusual / adaptive nest
> Red-rumpled Parrot --
> In the centre of Crows Nest town (Qld), a pair of Red-rumps nesting inside
> the fascia-pediment of an old brick shop. A couple of metres away, in the
> opposite crevice-corner, sparrows are nest-building.
> No date on the building, but architectural signs of age outside & in, & signs
> of repair/exclusion attempts in the paired crevice-corners of both pediments.
> The brown female goes in, while the bright male flits about on the cornice
> above, twittering, till finally he takes to the powerline, calls her out, &
> they dash away together.
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