RE-Breding Sunbirds, constant failure

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Subject: RE-Breding Sunbirds, constant failure
From: "Keith & Lindsay Fisher" <>
Date: Tue, 28 Apr 1998 10:03:13 +1000
Hi All,
Sunbirds do get a hard time around our place, we also put up some string and it took seven years before it was used. In the mean time the birds built a nest in a neighbours pot plant half a metre off the ground. Our nest was also unsuccessful but it proved  great at attracting Laughing Kookaburra, Black Butcherbird and Yellow Oriole. The Sunbirds had two young but they disappeared, we had actually seen the Yellow Oriole hovering at the nest and putting its head inside but didn't see it take anything. The remains of the nest have not been used by the sunbirds again but has proved a source of nesting material for other honeyeaters. A pair of Peach-faced Lovebirds were investigating it last week, these came from a neighbour who moved out of the area and let the birds loose - say no more!
Keith & Lindsay Fisher
PO Box 2209, Cairns QLD 4870

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