Hanging Above My Window

by Kaela Trewick
(Mossman QLD Australia)


My name is Kaela and I am seven years old. Last week I spotted a bird nest above our bedroom window. It is small and balanced on the wires, it is round and made from grass and mud. When I looked at it, I saw the bird on the nest. A few days later Mum told me that when the mother flew off to get some food, she saw some baby bird heads sticking out of the nest. The mother came back and fed them with her own beak. We cannot go past our washing line at the moment because the mother and father bird swoop at us for coming near their nest. And one day a kookaburra was coming near their nest and one of the birds was pushing and pecking the kookaburra, so the kookaburra flew onto our swings, but they kept pecking it, so the kookaburra flew away. Now the baby birds are bigger, they are easy to see above the top of the nest. We don't know how long until they are big enough to fly away. The mother and father birds are black with fanned out tails that they wave. Mum thinks that they are called "Willy Wagtails."

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Dec 21, 2008
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Willy wagtails
by: Anonymous

Hi Kaela,
I love the willy wagtails too. They're one of my favourite birds. I love they wiggle and fan out their tail. It is amazing that these birds defend their nests from far bigger birds like the kookaburra.
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