Grey fantails have been busy collecting cobwebs to build this nest in our old shed. It is suspended from a loop of electrical cable hanging from the shed rafters. I guess the ‘keel’ acts as a counter weight to prevent the nest from tipping over. No eggs have been laid yet but I will keep you updated.

Why have the grey fantails nested at the back of our old shed , usually this area is  used by the grey shrike thrushes and scrub wrens. My theory is that they are trying to get away from the mobs of cuckoos that have been visiting our garden this year. I have never noticed so many cuckoos before , wet seasons must suit them, the smaller birds have been alarmed by them for months.