This is the first nest. The date on the photo is 26/9. I first noticed the nest about 9th of September.
BFCS on first nest. One youngster was successfully reared from this nest. When I noticed the new nest I checked on the old one and found very little traces of nesting material on the branch and some loose material on the ground that appeared to have been from the nest. Could it have been deliberately dismantled?
Second nest, first noticed 7/11.
Youngster from previous brood seen to the right
Nest 5th day after first observation of nest
Nest tree - Albizia lebbeck
youngster from previous brood
shading the eggs at mid-day
Newly hatched - 17/11/2010
Youngster with parent, day or day after new ones hatching
Video, Yellow Oriole can be heard in the background.
Shading youngsters from the sun - 4 days old
5 days old
Young one looking poor in the heat of the day
Same young one looking much brighter with the presence of parent
15 days old
17 days old. I had to go to Queensland for a week and by the time we got back (13th Dec, 27 days after hatching) the nest was nothing but a few strands on material on the ground. Dismantled?
The pair nested again in April/May, in a Yellow Flame tree (Peltophorum pterocarpum) located between the two nest locations used in 2010. This photo shows one chick (on the right). I saw two healthy chicks being fed on 30th May, then one hour later (just on dusk) witnessed the nest being predated by a Brown Goshawk. The goshawk pounced on the nest, was briefly harassed by the parents, and stood there ripping up the chicks and eating them.