We had reason to wield the pruning shears today and, in the process, uncovered a nest from last season. We were impressed at the skill with which this nest had been constructed and it had remained intact through the winter, surviving unscathed when the storms a couple of weeks ago blew over the Banksia Rose in which it had been built.

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This thrifty little bird had collected scraps of bark from the paper bark tree in the street, grasses from adjoining blocks and scraps of rubbish from the street.  Close examination revealed she had carefully woven pieces of clear plastic bags into the base of the nest and scraps of music cassette tape around the lower levels.

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But the best bit was the lining to the nest – a tiny scrap of bright pink tinsel decorating the walls….I think this is a Sonya bird!!!

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