Making a splash!

No matter the season, our local Red Wattlebirds enjoy bathing in one of the front yard bird baths. The wintry conditions were no deterrent for this individual. I watched in admiration as it plunged in four times over a few minutes – each dip followed by frenetic shaking to dry off.

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Red Wattlebird, Wyndham St Newstead, 17th August 2014.

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II

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III

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IV

3 responses to “Making a splash!

  1. Noisy Miners seem to be into cold baths too!

  2. I am wondering whether the birds are itchy with bird lice.

  3. Hi Jenny- that’s an interesting thought … I’ll do some research to see if there anything documented on this.
    Cheers, geoff

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