Friday, 11 September 2009

Splashing around

The bird bath is very popular in the warm, dry weather. The locals think it's great. I think it's pretty good too because it's the only place where some of the more active species stick in one spot for more than a second. If only they'd play statues as well.

Bridled Honeyeater, endemic to NE Queensland. They visit the garden in small flocks towards the end of the day and chase each other through the trees.

Bower's Shrike-thrush, an upland endemic. Usually solitary or in pairs. It sticks to the ground or low vegetation, where it searches for it insects. And there are plenty to find.

Scrubwrens in a rare moment of calm.