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Nest-box update 2

October 4, 2012

Curiosity got the better of us and we decided to carefully inspect the nest-box featured in previous posts on 14th August and 9th September. We suspected it was being used by a Brush-tailed Phascogale, although our remote camera had not managed to record it entering or leaving the box.

The photo at left shows what appears to be a typical phascogale nest of shredded bark and some leaves. There is a baffle across the top right-hand corner where the entrance hole is located. From a quick look after taking the photo the nest appeared to be empty, but the phascogale (and young?) could well be snuggled down in the base of the nest.

There has certainly been a lot of activity near the nest-box, with the remote camera recording Sugar Gliders, Ring-tailed Possums and a Black Duck in recent weeks, as well as a few more shots of the phascogale.

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