In the time that I was there this tree provided cover for a lot of different birds but most of them were well out of sight in the upper branches of the tree. The little Striated Pardalotes (Pardalotus straitus) however called from high in the tree then came down and sat on branches only a few meters above my head. They seemed to examine me as closely as I was examining them.
Finally one of the pictures I took showed a bird with its mouth full of tiny pieces of what looked like grass.
Then, as I watched, the bird flew down below the retaining wall which was right at my feet – disappeared for a minute – then reappeared without the grass in its mouth and rapidly flew away. I went down below the retaining wall and discovered this knot hole and hole in the bank behind it. Pardalotes make their nest hole in a bank but this one is certainly more secure than most. It has fence wire in front of the retaining boards and then the hole in behind that.