As I continue to make my way through the garden beds on the farm, I keep uncovering all kinds of cool things. For example, a bird bath. Seriously, you couldn’t see this thing before I cut back some flowering ginger from a front bed. Most of the ginger is staying so the birdbath really needed to find a new home. Thanks to my aggressive cleaning of this lavender/wandering jew bed, there was lots of space available here, just perfect for a birdbath.
No, Adler, I said BIRD bath!
Anyway, he didn’t stick around for long and the birds have made this space their own. It’s a space for flying, splashing and lovin’.
Or just hangin’ out with your friends. Birds of a feather and all that…
Within 1 hour of installing the birdbath in its new location and filling it with water, birds were creating gridlock in the nearby trees, waiting for their turn for a dip. The resulting inter-species bathing was fun to watch. Look at the water-drip on this bulbul’s beak. He didn’t even pause when the fantail arrived to share his bath.
This Willy Wagtail was wagging and singing his heart out, clearly in the mood for love. Poor thing, the only chick he managed to lure to his rock was a red-browed firetail.
This water is without a doubt much better than the river or the pond. Who wants dirty old natural water when you can get something from the tap, provided by Sydney Water? The local birds clearly don’t.