Well, the wet season hasn’t really been that wet this year, but once again Coomalie has transformed into vivid greens and lush grass. We have had a very hot dry week, but the forecast ahead is for rain so we are hoping that it will trigger the breeding season, which should peak during the month or so that we are here. Matt and Serina are here as volunteers; as recent graduates, they are traveling the world and gaining field experience in places like Coomalie.
As a pilot for the upcoming dry season, we are putting out a couple radio tags on males during this wet season so that we can closely track their movements. The tags will give us fine-scale information on what habitat the wrens are using and how they are allocating their time in different habitats, as well as helping us figure out where they go when they aren’t in their usual haunts!