Friday, September 28, 2007

Nest Watch, day 5

More lining, you can even see a strand of my hair now, along with some soft fluffy bits like from a dandelion seed. Id say this nest is ready for eggs!

18 comments:

Lavender said...

I placed my bet that she would lay her first egg tommorrow - Tune in tommorrow to see if I was right!

Lavender said...

Oops - forgot to mention that there was some coconut fibre under this new soft layer, so she had found some Id left out...Just glad to be of service! :)

Anonymous said...

It does look nice and snuggly in there! Can't wait to see the egg/eggs Lavender!

Lavender said...

Im so excited Anon! :) We are also having other special visitors yesterday and today - but Ive got to save them for when Nest Watch '07 slows down when she starts to sit full time - no feathers on them tho! :)

BetteJo said...

Wow - they build their nest that close to when they lay their eggs? Never thought about it I guess. Maybe I should have paid attention in Biology class, but this is much more fun!

Lavender said...

Hi BetteJo! They must enjoy having a deadline to work to LOL! But I guess if you werent sure there was an egg coming, you wouldnt bother doing all this work...yeah - that sounds right! Tehehe

kj said...

this is fascinating, lavender.

Lavender said...

Thanks KJ! Im having alot of fun watching the progression and its even more fun to share it!

Anonymous said...

I know what you mean by "Nest Watch 07 slows down"! I'll be posting mine in a batch next week right up to out of the nest because of same 'sitting' etc. delays :)

Lavender said...

Anon, Im really looking forward to your Nest Watch '07 coverage!
Ive read the Little Wattle bird sits for about 16 days - so theres plenty of time to 'cut' to other 'breaking news'...tehehe.
Hey, are we good at making our own fun, or what? :)

Anonymous said...

HAHAHHAA, it's good to know another who has the same 'fun' :) Although both Wattlebirds, the two types are very different, I never saw eggs either :( Maybe you should build an cubby house around the nest to be sure the eggs are safe! Heehee.

barkfoot said...

That nest looks so comfy. I think I'll have to make one of my own.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

This is better than anything on tv...!

Lavender said...

Anon Im just lucky that these Little Wattle birds like to build thier nests lower than your Red Wattle birds do - I wonder why Little Wattle birds are "Wattle" birds when they have no Wattles, and Ive never seen them feeding in the Wattle trees...most curious!

Barkfoot If you build your own, Id love to see it! :) It does look very snug - I dont know how Mamma bird fits in it. Heres hoping we all find out soon!

Captain Fun with suspense! Will there be eggs? How many? How many will hatch? How many will fledge? Will a neighbor leave thier cat out all night to terrorize them? All this and more in our next episode....LOL!

Ces said...

I am so excited. I hope she does not peck your head to get all of your hair!

Lavender said...

Tehehe Ces! She can have all she needs...Im pretty excited too!

Anonymous said...

This is a wild guess, but might be called a 'wattlebird' because uses long, brush-tipped tongue to probe deep into flowers for nectar. *flutter flutter*

Lavender said...

Anon, you might be onto something there! Thanks for that :)