I have resident White-winged choughs on my block and some of their nests are
used for two or three years, they do repairs whenever they can get some mud.
One year a nest full of blind young was blown out, I found them in time and
made a nest in an ice cream container and put it up as high as I could, the
adults would not sit on them at night, so for some time I covered them with
a towel after dark and removed it before daylight, all the young survived,
when they were rebuilding I noticed they were taking some orange skins that
I had thrown out, investigation revealed that they were wiping the juice,
from the skins, onto the outside of the nest, I helped them out and supplied
them with some nice un-squeezed slices of orange.
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