White Winged Choughs nesting

White Winged Chough carrying nesting material

White Winged Chough carrying nesting material

Earlier this week I was aware of plenty of noise in the garden coming from the local family of White Winged Choughs. About five or six of them were regularly flying into the garden from next door and then parading around. I noticed several of them collecting tufts of drying grass from the mowing I had done the week before (see photo above).

They were obviously then heading off next door to a tree about fifty metres away. It took only a few seconds for me to locate the partially built mud nest.

As I returned from looking at the nest I disturbed two more near our tank – where there is a slow leak. Ah ha – so that’s where they are gathering the mud for the nest. It has been a busy few days for the family. I look forward to the time when the babies are being fed. There will be a constant flow of traffic feeding them.


4 Responses to “White Winged Choughs nesting”

  1. Alan says:

    Excellent! Never seen one let alone a nest.

  2. Trevor says:

    They are truly endearing birds. We always enjoy seeing them in and about the garden. This is the first time they have nested so close to our house, so that is something special. The nest is a large saucepan sized bowl made of mud and obviously grass which would bind it all together. a really spectacular structure. Will try to get a good photo of it soon.

  3. kasia says:

    Great pic Trevor, I haven’t ever seen one of these
    birds either.
    How cool they’re nesting so close to your house.
    I always take that kind of thing as the highest compliment
    a bird or animal could give me, lucky you!
    Looking forward to seeing the nest and maybe some
    babies if you can get some shots.

  4. Trevor says:

    I will keep a keen lookout for them.

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