Fri, 07 Dec 2001 10:16:22 +1000
Dear Keith and All,
I have not kept records to satisfy Keith's statistics but have been observing
birds at bird baths for 20 years and have noted that in Mud Larks the males
make a lot of noise about having a bath and spend less time in the water than
The White-headed Pigeons have returned to my garden at last but no sign of
nesting activity yet.
This morning a cuckoo (probable Fan-tailed) was sculking around as various
nesting passerines were chasing off a Butcher Bird and 2 Magpies.
A young female collared Sparrow Hawk made a few unsuccessful passes at peaceful
and Bar-shouldered Doves. The Green-winged Pigeons have fledged two in the
garden. We usually loose them to the neighbour hood cats.
"KEITH BRANDWOOD" <> on Fri, 7 Dec 2001 09:59:59 -0000
> Hello all, Terry Pacey, re your message bird baths. I have installed bird
> baths at all the homes I have lived in over the past 20years and have
> kept records of the different methods of bathing of each species. I would
> be grateful for any observations on this subject,
> I need to know how the species enters the water, how long it remains in the
> water and how wet the plumage
> One of the peculiarities I found was that the White-throated Treecreeper is
> the only species that always reverses into the water, this was the case at
> both my last homes.
> Thank you
> Keith Brandwood
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