Sunday, 23 July 2017
The tooth-billed bowerbirds usually ignore the shallow bird bath in favour of a deeper and more secluded one in the corner of the garden. But with the onset of dry weather (it's been four days since rain!), this bird has visited both. I have to refill this after he's splashed around for a while.
And sometimes he even shares with a friend. In this case, it's an eastern whipbird.
Between them, they leave scarcely enough water for the grey fantails.
The fantails are keen to let me know when the water level's low or there are foreign feathers floating in their bath, but they always struggle through.