At the Birdbath

May 1, 2018

Autumn brings a shortage of water and food supplies in the bush  and we see an influx of birds  into gardens where these 2 commodities are available.

 

On the left is the "owner" of the birdbath, year -round inhabitant of creeklines, the New Holland Honeyeater  Phylidonyris novaehollandiae. 

 

In the front we have year-round inhabitant of River Redgums, the White-plumed Honeyeater Lichenstomus penicillatus.

 

The interloper at the back right is the Yellow-tufted Honeyeater Lichenostomus melanops whose usual habitat is the higher Ironbark ridges.

 

All managed to get a drink and a quick flip in the water but the truce was short-lived and the poor old Yellow-tufted Honeyeater was chased away.

 

 

 

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