Anyway, while we were looking there for ferns I happened to notice a pendant nest, which I knew to be a nest of one of the Scrubwren species. I actually thought it was likely to be the nest of the Large-billed Scrubwren, which I have seen nesting high in a pendant Dagger Orchid plant, growing on a tall Coachwood tree. I have seen nests of the Yellow-throated Scrubwren before, but usually in wet gullies, often suspended over a creek.
Anyway, I resolved to go back today, in the hope that, with the cool moist weather, I might find the parent birds at home. I got lucky.
It turned out to be a Yellow-throated Scrubwren. Sericornis citreogularis
|Yellow-throated Scrubwren |
in her pendant nest.
I have reported this find to the Robertson Environment Protection Society, as their Journal "Eucryphia" is a journal of record, as far as reports of such items.