Monday, May 07, 2018

Every Garden Needs a Birdbath

With the beautiful Autumn weather we have been enjoying (and some great rain), we have spent many pleasant hours sitting on the veranda enjoying the birdlife in the garden.  I have been doing a lot of hard gardening too, cleaning up the remains of summer in preparation for the Winter onslaught.

Installing birdbaths around the garden was the best idea and they are used regularly by most of the bird visitors, especially since we have had such a dry Summer and Autumn. Please enjoy these visits just as we have enjoyed them.

A communal bathing of Red-browed Finches.

Very shy and hard to catch a decent shot. A Yellow-faced Honeyeater.

A young Adelaide Rosella, just beginning to come into full colour.

A European Goldfinch drops in. These used to be very common here, but these days they are occasional visitors. Not an indigenous species, but pretty and very welcome to visit.

And one of my favourites. This pair of Silvereyes have been hanging around a lot lately. I hope they stay a while.

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Liz Needle


  1. Replies
    1. Thank you. We are very lucky with our visitors.

  2. ...wonderful collection of feathered friends.

  3. Oh my gosh your yard-birds are just wonderful! We can't have feeders here (we live on a canal and there are no trees or cover for them, so it wouldn't do any good anyway). We chose to live on the water, but bird feeders are one of the few things I miss about our "previous life." I love seeing yours!!!

  4. Oh, a birdbath! I tried putting one in the yard when we first bought this house, but it was forever drying out, probably because the birds saw our cats so they didn't bother trying to bathe here. If I get another one, it will be higher, and deeper, but there is always the possibility that our proprietary little dog would chase the birds away!
    Beautiful photos, colourful! Thanks for sharing.
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  5. You show off the birds wonderfully. They look so happy. Your yard must be full of chatter and song. I want to do something similar for the birds now.

  6. These are wonderful photos. That communal bath looks like a lot of fun for those cute finches!!