Little legs

The Bird Weekly – Photo Challenge: Short Legged Birds

Looking up

City Sonnet’s Photo Challenge: Looking Up

Maria posted Swallows on an electricity cable with a sky blue background which prompted me to post my Welcome Swallows on an electricity cable at sunset

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Which is probably better than bird butts

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Thirst

The Daily Word Prompt January 6: Thirst

As this drought drags on I have been putting out water for the birds (I always have had bird baths and water for birds)  and animals. Since the fires have ravaged my property I have also been putting out Macropod food for the Wallabies and any other marsupial who cruises through. The food is dry so they need a water source nearby to quench their thirst.
An Olive-backed Oriel enjoys a drinkolive-backed oriel_bird bath_garden_fire_durranbah_dec 2019
A Pied Currawong dropped by to quench his thirstpied currawong_bird bath_garden_named_home_jackadgery_dec 2019
A drink and a bath was needed by a couple of Rainbow Lorikeetsrainbow_lorikeets_bird_bath_fun_splash2_named_caniaba_oct 2019
The Crimson Rosellas lined up to take their turncrimson rosellas_bird bath_water_garden_named_home_jackadgery_dec 2019
A King Parrot really enjoyed his drinkking parrot_drinking_hanging pot_garden_fire_durranbah_dec 2019
A Red-necked Wallaby and her Joey found the bucket of water after they had a snackred-necked walabies_joey_bucket_water_named_home_jackadgery_dec 2019
The Big Bloke, the boss of the garden, licked his lips after a drink 20200106_blog challenge_thirst_wallaby_bucket_drink_thirst

 

Mix

The Ragtag Daily Prompt Monday: Mix

Most days at the bird baths there is usually a mix.
The White-throated Treecreeper was hoping the Yellow-faced Honeyeater and Eastern Yellow Robin would either have a drink and a bath and goeastern yellow robin_yellow faced honeyeater_bird bath_named_home_aug 2018
A Spangled Drongo was not impressed when the Noisy Miner came to ruin his bathspangled drongo_noisy miner01_birdbath_binna burra_march 2013
“No you go first”…..”but be my guest you go first”……”not al all you go”….and on it went…yellow faced honeyeater_lewins honeyeater_bird bath_named_home_aug 2018
“We were here first”……………..”No you weren’t”……….oh well, I’m off”rainbow lorikeets04_bird bath_home_named_oct 2014
“Are you blokes OK?”silvereyes_scarlet honeyeater_bird bath_named_home_aug 2018
“You can pretend to be a statue but I know you want to plunge in”spangled drongo_wattlebird_bird bath_named_binna burra_march 2016
“Oh bugger, he did jump straight in”spangled drongo_wattlebird_binna burra_march 2013

“Should we wait for the girls or just have a quick bath?”
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I love to splash

“Its OK, come on in my brother, I won’t splash you”
“That’s what you said last time”
“Come on, it’s a hot day and this bird bath is lovely and cool”
“Alright I will. Just don’t splash me”

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“What was that? Are you splashing?”
“Oh no I’m not, it’s just my tail trying to get a bit wetter”
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“Hey watch out, you’re getting water in my face. You know I don’t like that!”
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“Now you really are getting water everywhere.” “Look at it dripping off my beak!” “You can’t help yourself can you”rainbow_lorikeets_bird_bath_fun_splash4_named_caniaba_oct 2019
“Oh for Petes sake, will you just stop splashing me.” “The water is cold” rainbow_lorikeets_bird_bath_fun_splash5_named_caniaba_oct 2019
“He he he he….”rainbow_lorikeets_bird_bath_fun_splash6_named_caniaba_oct 2019

“Hey, where are you going, it was just a bit of fun wasn’t it.” “It was only water”
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“I love it when my brother looks like this…..ha ha ha”rainbow_lorikeets_bird_bath_fun_splash8_named_caniaba_oct 2019