A Brown Honeyeater takes a bath

small brown bird perching on twig
When you’re this wet …
brown bird flapping wings
… you’ve got to shake yourself this hard to dry off

The birdbath in our back garden is well used by a variety of local wildlife. Mud-wasps use it to moisten their nesting material, mosquitoes use it for breeding (unless we keep on flushing and replacing the water), the local frogs use it as a swimming hole and of course birds often come to it for a bath.

This Brown Honeyeater is a regular late-afternoon patron and I was ready with my camera when he (or she – the sexes are similarly coloured) called in last week.

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