Another day at the bird bath: Who splashes the most

I love watching the birds when they come in for a quick dip or a good long wash. Some just zip in for a quick wash while others really take bath time seriously. There are the birds who like to be alone when bathing, some make it a family affair but it is always a lot of splashing around.

The magpie just wanted to dive right in.

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And once he was in, he just tossed beakfuls of water all around.

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The Lewins Honeyeater liked a quick dip, a bit of a drip dry and then was off.

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The Spangled Drongo often just sits and waits before diving in.

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Inevitably someone else thinks its bath time as well, much to the Drongos disgust the Noisey Miner had bath time on its mind.

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The Wattlebird also tried to extend the Drongos bathtime by just diving right in.

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Usually the Wattlebird makes sure there isn’t anything in the water before venturing in.

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The Noisey Miners are some of the birds who like to make bath time a family affair.

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They just love to splash about.

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But the best of all the bird bath splashers would have to be the Eastern Whipbird. After a bath, he liked to have a good shake.

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But in the bird bath………

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The Eastern Whipbird, I think, is the best splasher in the birdbath…what about you?

Sunday I saw stuff

I really enjoy walking around my besties garden or just sitting on the verandah with a cuppa watching birds just popping in…..sometimes to take a bath…..see some of the older posts to see what I mean…..maybe a bird bath selection will be next!!!!

The morning sun on the garden is quite spectacular at times….enhancing the colours of flowers, leaves, bark and berries.

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The flowers looked so different to when I have photographed them before….this is a small flower and of course being on a longish stalk….any breeeze…

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Near the chook yard…on a tree…..its a moth….very art deco my bestie reckons…..I love the texture on the bark….

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The trees are filled with birdsong all day……the fig birds are the latest arrivals……they are getting the fruit from the tobacco bush….this one was high in the trees….

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This while the wattle bird watched from a nearby tree…..

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In the afternoon…..while having a cuppa on the verandah….mr and mrs golden whistler popped in for a quick tub….

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He stayed in the shrub nearby to make sure it was safe while she had her bath…..

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A quick shake and she whooshed up into the bottlebrush to dry off and to keep an eye out so mr could take a dip….

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He was so quick in and out……..when he had his shake at the edge of the bird bath he did become rather befuzzled from his normal neat and tidy self……I love the water drops on his head….

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It’s so lovely to be able to sit and watch the world go about its business isn’t it?