The Willie Wagtails that were nesting in the big tree next to my house have apparently failed in the attempt. I am not even sure if they had eggs in the nest as it was far too high for me to see. They both sat on the nest for some days and then lost interest. Nevertheless it was an interesting few days as they chased off any larger birds that dared to come into the area. This is a series of photos taken one morning as one of them chased away a kookaburra. The kookaburra was out the front on the electricity supply lines first.
It was soon chased off from there and then flew out the back and perched on the roof of my shed. The little Willie Wagtail was just too fast for the Kookaburra which was not even able to keep up with the direction from which the Willie Wagtail would next swoop in. I kept hearing the snap of the Kookaburra's beak as it turned its head and snapped, but by that time Willie Wagtail was usually on the opposite side.
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