Friday, January 10, 2014

Speaking of Birds ... Baths!

Today on Twitter people are listing all kinds of ideas for beating the heat, using the hashtag #BeatTheHeat

One of the resources mentioned there is this by the SES.

Among the many recommendations for making Summer endurable are reminders to consider the birds and, again, some useful resources are mentioned, one of which is this website.
It is invaluable for Australians wanting to support the birds in their* backyards.

The New Holland Honey Eaters are among the most exuberant bathers at the bird baths here.
Common Name: New Holland Honeyeater
Family: Meliphagidae
Scientific Name: Phylidonyris novaehollandiae

Every so often though, another more sedate bird wants to join in ... and doesn't wait to be invited OR for those there first to complete their ablutions.

Common Name : Grey Fantail
Family: Rhipiduridae
Scientific Name: Rhipidura albiscapa

* ambiguity intended.

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