Up close and personal with a Satin Bowerbird

Up close and personal with a Satin Bowerbird

On a recent trip to Mebbin national park I was fortunate enough to come across a Satin Bowerbird bower and spent about half a day slowly getting this footage. It is fascinating to watch the care they take in building it. Unfortunately I didn’t see any courtship displays but maybe next time…

Enjoy

6 thoughts on “Up close and personal with a Satin Bowerbird

    1. thanks Malt, I was using a Gopro 4 silver with a remote. He didn’t mind the camera but took some time to come back to the bower each time I moved it. Took quite a few hours to get all the footage. I took my time to minimise the disturbance.

      1. I think you just made me have to spend some money. You got a really good result with a birds eye view. As much as I like to walk a circuit looking for a variety of birds I am finding that staking out a spot is paying off…particularly for territorial birds. I have been watching a pair of Yellow Robins and a Spotted Pardalotes at two spots. I also have a regular nesting spot for a pair of Peregrine Falcons that I like to sit and watch.

      2. I think you just made me have to spend some money. You got a really good result with a birds eye view. As much as I like to walk a circuit looking for a variety of birds I am finding that staking out a spot is paying off…particularly for territorial birds. I have been watching a pair of nesting Yellow Robins and Spotted Pardalotes at two locations. I also have a regular nesting spot for a pair of Peregrine Falcons that I like to sit and watch.

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