Thursday, December 26, 2013

Cicadabird Nest


Common Cicadabird

Female on nest

Highfields, Queensland, Australia

December 23, 2013



Kevin Williams and I had an early start on Monday. It was surprisingly cool at 5am and I would have been comfortable with long sleeves. Kevin showed me a Cicadabird nest with the female sitting. We had a quick look then went off birding. We went back about 4 hours later when it was much warmer, and the female had gone and we could just make out the face of a single chick. We waited for a while but the Mum didn't return soon so we left. I bet she was watching and waiting.

Thank you, Kev.




Cicadabird chick in nest.

Notice the change of colours as it went from foggy and overcast in the early morning to quite sunny and blue.