Lately, whenever I approach our composting area I get chittered at and swooped by a pair of willie wagtails. This almost always means they’ve built a nest nearby, so I spent a bit of time with the kids looking for it.
We eventually found the nest fairly low in a gum tree. It contains two cute little chicks:
Willie wagtails are great birds to have in the garden, so we’re happy to leave them in peace to raise their babies.
These little guys are insectivorous, so hopefully they’re enjoying a diet rich in cabbage white butterflies, fruit flies, mosquitoes and other garden pests!