A Sandy Beach Almanac

You've landed at Sandy Beach, NSW, Australia: Lat. -30.15331, Long. 153.19960, UT +10:00 – local map & zoom Google map. I live in a cabin on this beach, 25 kilometres north of the traffic and shops of Coffs Harbour, 600 km north of Sydney. My intention is to post observations of Nature and life within 1 km (1,000 paces) of my South Pacific home.


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Wednesday, May 03, 2006

The Gouldian finches are starting to nest

It's May, and Winter is approaching. It seems rather late for this behaviour in a tropical bird, but perhaps living inside my cabin has altered their biorhythms. Johnny, the cock bird, seems to be the only one of the pair who has dared to enter the nesting box, which has been in the bathroom where they roost for the whole 15 months that he has lived here. Is Lizzie pregnant? Only time will tell. For a month or so, Johnny has been collecting threads and similar, but until today has not taken them into the nesting box.


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