Doubly Lucky Telephone Pole

The telephone pole just outside my fence recently got a new cable – a fibre optic cable.

Soon I’ll be able to waste my time more efficiently!

Then I noticed a bird popping in and out of the hole in the pole right on top. A violet-backed starling (old plum-coloured). Beautiful dimorphic male and female.

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(thanks for pic, nobby clarke)

Couldn’t have been much of a nest in rainy weather, but there it was.

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I watched them for a week, but then we got more rain and I don’t see them anymore so I guess they learned this pole is better suited to the ‘net than the nest.

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