Red is the colour of the moment at the bird bath. Perhaps it is the lingering impact of Christmas.
After the red-backed fairywrens had performed their ablutions, the red-browed finches arrived to enjoy a dip. Bathing, as you can see, is serious business.
And it is important to maintain a serious mien, even when splashing about.
The youngsters got in on the act, although they were less enthusiastic than the adults.
And then they found some seeds, so that was the end of their bathing.
Like the red-backed wrens, the finches travel in small, noisy groups.Today I walked through the garden and a cloud of red-browed finches rose from the grass and flew ahead of me. We were going in the same direction, although only one of us was taking the laundry out to the washing line.