Birds in the heat

To: Doug Holly <>
Subject: Birds in the heat
From: Trevor Hampel <>
Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2006 09:25:57 +1030

Doug Holly wrote:
 I have had weebills drinking over the past few days where it has been 48C
on my front verandah, near Berri SA, pardolotes often come in.
Doug Holly

Hi there Doug,

Goodness - 48C is terrible - and I thought our 45C was bad enough!

Weebills and thornbills occasionally come to our bird baths but they prefer to wait until the sprinkler is going. Then it is communal showering time, sometimes with as many as a dozen birds enjoying the spray. Of course, with our current water restrictions they have little opportunity for this delight these days.

I hope you don't mind Doug, but I've added your comments to my blog.

Happy birding - and keep cool.

Trevor Hampel
Murray Bridge
South Australia

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