I have five birdbaths close to the house which are visited by
a variety of birds each day. They have a wide range of bathing habits. I have
counted a single Eastern Spinebill dip in and
out of the birdbath 20 times on a single visit. I only see others e.g. Brown
Cuckoo Doves, Whit-headed Pigeons, Wongas Whipbirds, Satin Bowerbirds,
Catbirds, Rose Robin pop in once per day (when they are about) - usually close
to dawn or dusk
Many birds arrive each day in small flocks e.g. Lewins, Yellow-faced,
New Hollands, Red-Browed Firetails and I’m guessing these are separate different
flocks but don’t know
Are there any protocols for counting birds at watering spots?
I spends most of my time at present at my bush block out of
Narooma in the foothills of Gulaga (Mt Dromedary) but am a regular commuter to
Canberra and a previous member of COG (have recently rejoined).