Tony’s entry on a Lovely Fairy Wren on a very exposed nest reminded me of a sighting Duncan and I had back in February 2006. This Rufous Fantail had nested barely a metre above the ground right beside a four wheel drive track. Over several days, we were able to get some beaut shots of a wonderful little bush bird.
Just as in Tony’s case, we were concerned about the vulnerability, particularly of the nestlings. Kookaburras, Butcherbirds, etc had all been sighted nearby. As far as we can tell, the fantails were successful in rearing their brood, that year at least.
Gotta get back in there DF.