Australian Magpies will not be a typical sight in Broome. There seems to be a pair that reside between the Broome Senior Excessive College and the Boulevarde Shopping Centre and now we have noticed them in that space since we moved right here in 1999. We’ve got sometimes noticed one close to Gantheaume Point, however this could be considered one of these Australian Magpies, as a result of nowhere is much in Broome. We additionally usually encounter them simply out of city close to the Pony Membership and that’s the place these photos were taken. The Australian Magpies in Victoria have a distinct plumage and that can be seen here.
While I cycle round Broome I’m at all times very conscious of my environment and not too long ago found an Australian Magpie nest. If the construction within the header photograph appears acquainted to you then you might keep in mind the Australian Hobby nest from two years ago. There are only a few tall buildings in Broome with buildings restricted to 2 storeys. This tower could be one of many tallest buildings on the town and additionally it is near the Broome Senior Excessive College and near the Broome airport. For no matter motive the Australian Pastime just isn’t utilizing the nest on this tall tower this 12 months, however the Australian Magpies have clearly taken up residence.
I used to be capable of take photographs of the pair of Australian Magpies from each the Broome airport highway and parked subsequent to the Broome Senior Excessive College. As a result of peak of the construction you’ll be able to’t get too near get photographs, however it’s clear the Australian Magpies are nesting.
Tower the Australian Magpies are nesting on
Australian Magpie on the nest and the tower
Australian Magpie on the nest
Australian Magpie on the tower
Clearly it’s a good distance up and a good distance down, but it surely seems to swimsuit the pair of Australian Magpies on the town and hopefully they efficiently rear their younger at this location. One other pair of Australian Magpies have not too long ago chosen a extra standard tree beside the flip off for the Crab Creek Street from the Broome Street roughly 12 kilometres from city. The nest of sticks is above the Magpie-lark nest made from mud.
Australian Magpie nest above the Magpie-lark nest
Though now we have not travelled far this 12 months now we have been fortunate sufficient to watch fairly just a few nests in our native space together with Mistletoebirds, Tawny Frogmouths, Little Terns and Pied Oystercatchers.