Wagtail nest

To: 'Nick Payne' <>, 'Canberra Birds' <>
Subject: Wagtail nest
From: Philip Veerman <>
Date: Wed, 30 Sep 2015 05:44:36 +0000
I and others have seen very similar. A case of a WW nest, or actually 2
nests on the crack shaft for the machines in a shearing shed. The odd thing
there was the shaft clearly could be set to be on or off. Each at 180
degrees, so at different times it would be either way up. So one nest was
the right way up and the other nest (used at a different time) was upside
down. I think this was at the RAOU Currawinya camp in 1995.


-----Original Message-----
From: Nick Payne 
Sent: Wednesday, 30 September 2015 3:12 PM
To: Canberra Birds
Subject: Wagtail nest

My brother-in-law sent us these photos of a Willy Wagtail in Perth that
built its nest on the winding gear of a boat trailer.

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