The young LWs are certainly demanding more food since they polished off the two large Callistemons and don't go too far away from the nest tree. Defending the remaining nectar stock is a constant challenge for parents - neighbouring LWs, parrots, New Hollands and the Spinebills all want a piece of the action and while the male is chasing one away another bird is making the most of his absence. He's so busy that he even tolerates the Mallee Ringnecks as long as they stay on the ground eating dandelions. If they venture up into his trees, though, they get chased away.
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