Tuesday 14 November 2023

Nesting season

Some of you may remember the horrific battle we witnessed last year where the birds tried to save their babies (eggs?) from becoming the Monitor's lunch. 
While I got much better photos last year, I was much happier that the outcome saw the lizard slink off in defeat....

This time it was very interesting to watch all the different types of birds (except the Kookaburra who didn't care to join in) team up together to battle it out. They seemed to have learnt something in the last 12 months about strength in numbers.

A practical example of the lesson: united we stand, divided we fall. 

I had not really thought about how stressful nesting season must be for animals. Hats off to those feathery Mamas and Papas that don't give up, doing all that they can against a much bigger foe. Or as another favourite saying of mine says "Even the smallest axe can fell a tree if it's sharp enough".

Linking with #WordlessWednesday #ThruMyLens #SundayBest  #NaturesNotes #SaturdayCritters and #GardenAffair  #WildbirdWednesday (I know there are more photos of the lizard but it is more about the birds...)


  1. Hello,
    I am happy to hear the birds won the battle. I feel sorry for the nesting birds, they have so many predators. The lizard is cool! Great photos. Take care, have a great day!

  2. So interesting creatures!
    I am also from my phone, it's unbelievable!
    Have a fine evening and week!❤

  3. Dear Lydia,
    oh, that was an exciting spectacle for you to watch. It's true, together you can achieve a lot, but alone you're usually too weak. I think this is one of the reasons why some politicians or political groups want to create disunity among people...
    All the best from Austria, Traude

  4. The birds were lucky this time - but that is nature..the lizard also wants to live....But nature is keeping a balance....humans don´t.
    All the best

  5. Nesting season is definitely a stressful time for animals, and it's amazing to see how they persevere despite the challenges. I love your quote about the smallest axe felling a tree.

  6. ...such a large lizard would not common in any season here. Our seasons are changing to winter. Enjoy your week.

  7. Yes, definitely Spring is in the air, Lydia, and all sorts of wondrous things are happening - some dramatic! Thanks for hosting!

  8. Hello Lydia,
    The birds have so many predators, especially during the nesting season. I am glad to see the Magpies had some help battling the lizard. Cool series of photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a great day and happy new week. PS, thank you for leaving me a comment.

  9. It is quite a spectacle to experience , the lizard capture is remarkable. Thanks for sharing with Garden Affair.

  10. It's all part of the cycle of life (and death). Thank you for taking part in the "My Sunday Best" meme, Lydia.

  11. Nature can be so difficult and cruel.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday, Lydia. ♥