Wednesday, 10 November 2010
The Bowerbird's Bower
Yesterday I went to the gardens for lunch without my camera and I'd never been more frustrated at not having it with me... I had found the Satin Bowerbird's Ptilonorhynchus violaceus bower! I first discovered the mature male Satin Bowerbird in the gardens over a month ago now, and managed to get a picture of him for this blog in early October. So I rushed back to the gardens as soon as I could at lunchtime today and took some pictures of this amazing structure. It is about a foot (30cm) high and is a little hidden within some bushes. The range of blue objects he has found to decorate it are amazing, all the same shade of blue too! You can see a close up of a peg below. There was also a couple of pretty yellow flowers I think he might have also put there. Incredible.