Rosella nesting near my door

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Subject: Rosella nesting near my door
From: Bron King <>
Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2008 23:51:41 +1100
A female Eastern Rosella has moved into an old nesting box stored on our back verandah. It's within 2m of the door. The hen has laid 3 eggs so far, one each day. The pair roosts elsewhere at night.

They tolerate our (reduced) comings and goings pretty well. This afternoon the hen was in the box but a loud hissing-like noise brought us outside, to find a Crimson Rosella sitting in the opening. It was so far into the hole that it didn't notice our approach. If eventually flew to a nearby tree repeating its visits into the hole
whenever it saw no evidence of people.

Does anyone have experience of Rosellas choosing such a vulnerable spot, or of similar interaction between Rosellas? The CR had a what appeared to be a wound on the head but this didn't deter it. I hope that the eggs hatch successfully and
would welcome advise about discouraging the CR.

Bron King

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