Waterfowl nesting behaviour

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Subject: Waterfowl nesting behaviour
From: "David McDonald (Personal)" <>
Date: Fri, 1 Oct 2021 05:50:31 +0000

Greetings. Every Friday, a neighbour of mine distributes an email on a natural history topic to interested locals. Today’s reads, in part:

Many Waterfowl species will nest in open tree hollows, ingeniously disguising the entrance with flybys where the pair fly close and fast in unison past the hollow with one disappearing into the hollow whilst the second continues on, attracting an onlookers' gaze.


I had not heard of this behaviour before. Any comments/observations, please?





David McDonald

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Tel: (02) 6238 3706 | Mobile: 0416 231 890

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