I wonder if anyone can shed light on what I observed the other day.
I have been visiting a Satin Bowerbird's bower in the Otways of southern
Victoria for some years now. I was there in August, and the scene was as
normal. A well maintained avenue, plenty of blue items, mostly of the man
made plastic type, and Bowerbird activity around, "green" birds flying to
and fro, and a male bird never far away.
I visited again last month, and was surprised to see nothing there. The
site was empty. There was no evidence of any avenue whatsoever. All
decorations removed, except for one shabby bit of blue tape half buried.
The only evidence that anything had been there before was a layer of small
bits of broken sticks/twigs on the ground, all very short.
Would a rival male so completely remove all evidence to this extent ??
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