Our nest boxes have a strong Australian Ringneck theme this month! Today I checked a motion-sensing camera installed on a Black Cockatoo box at Mundaring Primary which I placed there a few weeks ago. Look who's been checking out a potential nest site? :-)
These vertically oriented nest boxes, over a metre deep, are supposed to be designed to suit Black Cockatoos, and not be favoured by other species like Galahs which prefer horizontal entrances. However, in the last 2 months, we’ve recorded both Australian Ringnecks AND Galahs laying eggs in them! It’s probably too late for the above pair of ringnecks this year to nest anyway. And perhaps they are just curious birds, looking to see if anyone is home in the tree hollow.