weekend highlights

Subject: weekend highlights
From: Ian Fraser <>
Date: Mon, 07 Nov 2005 11:24:31 +1100
Excellent news re the Pilotbird Marnix.

On Saturday at Callum Brae a Diamond Firetail was building a nest, apparently entirely of flowering stems of Chrysocephalum apiculatam (a common species of small-flowered paper daisy). It wasn't just convenience either - the nearest patch seemed to be at least a few 100 metres away. I can't of course speak for the finch, but from our perspective it was jolly aesthetic!

cheers all


Ian Fraser,  
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