Our Male Black-winged Stilt Settles In
The diligent efforts of our keepers have paid off with a smooth introduction of our male Black-winged Stilt to his new female companion. To ensure their smooth introduction, our team strategically added native grass plants to the enclosure, creating perfect visual barriers for these birds. The outcome surpassed our expectations, with the birds adapting beautifully to each other’s company. Although initially following the female, the male has now found his place, and they can often be spotted basking in the sun side by side throughout the day.
The Black-winged Stilt can choose between water-adjacent or land-based nests. Our enclosure offers both options, featuring an expanded water source and a variety of nesting materials like leaves, plant stems, and small twigs. With fingers crossed, we’ll be closely observing their bonding journey and hoping for breeding behaviors in the near future!
New Beginnings with Regent Honeyeaters
Exciting times continue as we introduce a fresh breeding pair of Regent Honeyeaters, now making their home in our walk-through bush bird aviary. Our keepers have noted heightened activity and increased vocalizations, signaling the onset of courtship.
To mirror their natural nest-building tendencies, Keepers have provided the enclosure with browse bunches to help replicate natural behaviours of building a nest snugly within the fork of a tree and sticks with collected cobwebs.
A cause for celebration, our regents have dedicated several days to crafting what we believe is a completed nest! We are now eagerly awaiting the potential arrival of precious eggs.