The finer details

One of the benefits of bird baths is that they encourage otherwise wary birds to make close approaches to people.

I’m fortunate to be able to sit quietly on our verandah and watch a procession of small birds pay regular visits throughout the day. It’s a great opportunity to see some of the fine detail that these species possess; like the brick-red iris of the Eastern Spinebill, the fine throat-streaking of the Weebill and the boldly streaked ear-coverts of the Yellow Thornbill.


Male Eastern Spinebill, Wyndham Street Newstead, 16th April 2016










Yellow Thornbill

2 responses to “The finer details

  1. As you know Geoff, I’m a great advocate for providing water for the birds. I have had wonderful enjoyment from watching birds at my bird baths. I often hear Weebills overhead, but I have yet to see one come down to the water. Your photo gives me hope that they will one day. Lovely series and birds for the garden Geoff.

  2. So beautiful!

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