|Little Wattlebird adult & young|
We've played host to a family of Little Wattlebirds in our Sunshine Coast garden. Some interesting observations indicate nestling behaviour I had not thought likely, including possible siblicide (the killing or displacement of siblings in the nest), and how well the young bird manages to conceal itself after leaving the nest.
|Twin wattlebird fledglings|
|Adult feeding Youngster in Garden|
|Eastern Grass Owl near Toorbul: Pic - Matt Harvey|
|Sooty Owl in care: Pic - Matt Harvey|
UPDATE ON LITTLE WATTLEBIRDS NESTING 31/10/2016
The young Little Wattlebird referred to was successfully raised. Its parents then built their second nest for the season in a different hanging basket, again on the porch. Again, two eggs hatched and again, one fledgling disappeared.