Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Wild Bird Wednesday - We'll drink to that

Each evening lately I have taken my chair and spent a pleasant hour watching the birds come down to drink at the birdbath and play in the nearby shrubs. I get quite snap-happy with my new camera. I had dreams of buying myself a better zoom lens until I looked at the price of them! Maybe when I win Cross Lotto!!

The little red-browed finches are frequent visitors

It is unusual to see a finch drinking with a Striated Thornbill.  And I though finches were small!!
Yesterday we had a mother and baby Thornbill
And then there were three
The New Holland Honeyeaters are probably the most enthusiastic users of the birdbath

And tonight we even had a visit from an Adelaide Rosella which is pretty unusual as they don't usually drink from the birdbaths.
As you can see, the birdbath is the place to be seen in the evenings at Lenswood.

Liz Needle  -  linking with Wild Bird Wednesday

PS: Re last week's post. The apartment building seems to have been unsatisfactory on all counts as both couples have abandonned it.


  1. What wonderful birds you have in your garden Liz! The Rosella is beautiful!

  2. What a lovely group of visitors you get!

  3. Beautiful birds! I love seeing birds from around the world.

  4. I've not seen these finches before - quite delightful aren't they.

  5. Loved to see the finches at your birdbath and they certainly put the hornbills into perspective. I have yellow rumped hornbills at Mt.Pleasant. Did you have fantail cuckoos early in spring?

  6. Love the Rosella.... but who wouldn't!

    Regarding buying a long lens, keep an eye on ebay, you can get some bargains on second hand ones. Good luck


  7. I do love the little bird photos. The colors of the rosella is amazing and also the finches. So peaceful and cute. I guess nature is the one thing we can count on. cheers Nora.

  8. Lovely birdpictures, I've never seen some of this...

  9. Don't think I've seen a New Holland honeyeater before - lovely bird.

  10. Gorgeous variety of birds. Wonderful sightings, I would be there watching the birdbath all the time. Great shots! Have a happy weekend!

  11. Nice pictures - If you want to know how small the thornbills are, trying putting a bad on one!!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

  12. Wow! We sure have different birds at our feeders.