A post-modern hollow

To: 'Dr David Rosalky' <>, "" <>
Subject: A post-modern hollow
From: Philip Veerman <>
Date: Sun, 9 Sep 2018 10:57:15 +0000

Hopefully they get electrocuted……….


From: Dr David Rosalky [
Sent: Sunday, 9 September, 2018 5:17 PM
Subject: [canberrabirds] A post-modern hollow


A pair of Common Mynas in my street in Deakin has chosen a broken street light for a nesting hollow.  The shield glass has broken leaving a fair-sized, if rather jagged, opening.

I can’t see exactly what stage they are at but it appears there is grass and other nesting material in the light; I have seen one bird in the nest and one on top of the post with a large insect in its bill; I have seen both birds in the nest.


But I have not seen incubation or feeding activity yet.  So I am not sure if they yet have eggs in the light. I’ll keep watching.


David Rosalky

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