On Sunday, I went to Toolangi with friends to track down the black faced monarch and the many robins that were in the area. We had met up with some other birding friends when Caroline noticed this grey fantail building a nest.
At first I thought their may have been chicks on the nest so kept my distance. When I realized it was in the nest building phase, I moved forward to take more photos.
The nest is shaped completely different to what I thought it would be. The fantails would grab a little bit of spider web or other nesting material, place it in the nest, and then move their butt around to shape it. It was fascinating to see.
Late November/early December is a brilliant time for birdwatchers to visit Toolangi. I highly recommend it.