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Sunday
Jun152014

Bathing Birds

Over the six years since we’ve had a bird bath in our garden, we’ve spotted native Blue Fairy Wrens, Little Yellow Thornbills, Silver Eyes, New Holland Honeyeaters, Eastern Spinebills, Currawongs and Willy Wag Tails enjoying a drink or a splash in there, as well as introduced Sparrows, Black Birds and Spotted Turtle Doves. Our elevated bird bath is in the backyard, edged by a path, pineapple sage and Atheron Raspberry patch. It’s in full view from the back of our house, providing lots of opportunities to see who’s visiting.

We’re excited to have just signed up to a new citizen’s science project called Bathing Birds. Starting from the 27th June, we will be doing some monitoring of who visits our bird bath and submitting the data for use in a research project looking at what birds visit bird baths. Check it out and sign up if you’re interested at http://www.bathingbirds.org.au.

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