Enterprising Willie Wagtail builders

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Subject: Enterprising Willie Wagtail builders
From: "Roy Harvey" <>
Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2006 11:12:43 +1100

Hi, attached are two JPGs of Willie Wagtails building a nest at Bawley Point last Xmas. One of the Willies carried a piece of a cotton mop to where they were building the nest – presumably to save time. The nest was about 2.2 metres above the ground and about 1.5 metres from the back door. They seemed unfazed by people and dogs coming and going.


We’ve had WWs build nests around our house in Belconnen but I’ve never seen them carried bulk building materials to the nest site before.


I have more, and larger, files if anyone wants copies.





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