The Swift Parrot’s Inspection
Swift Parrot (Lathamus discolor) – Critically Endangered
She is aware of the precarity
of every moment spent on the move.
The quest continues for a suitable
tree: one with an unassuming
entrance, preferably leading
to a deep space and wide floor;
a harbour for two or three eggs
and the fledglings to come.
Nectar is abundant but a fitting
shelter less so. On this inspection,
she is greeted with vacant ground,
felled trunks, a tree with a cavity
too visible to sugar gliders
and others coming for her.
Feeling the young inside her,
the search continues.