Saturday, 22 November 2014

A quick dip on a hot afternoon

Arriving home from shopping, I thought that it was rather warm and decided to splash some water on the garden to see what birds appeared for a bath and a drink. The fig-birds were the first to appear, with a small flock having a great time. A few minutes later a helmeted friarbird joined in, followed by a yellow-bellied sunbird. Then I noticed a species I hadn't seen in my garden before - a couple of double-eyed fig-parrots. They were a little shy, and disappeared up into the big eucalyptus a couple of times but soon returned.

Double-eyed fig-parrot (Cyclopsitta diophthalma)

Male fig-bird (Sphecotheres vieilloti)

Helmeted friarbird (Philemon buceroides)

Yellow-bellied sunbird (Cinnyris jugularis)

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