Time for a (Bird) Bath
By Judy Evans
April 25, 2017 10:16pm CST
I've been out and fed Herc and unpacked some more of the bus. After I sat down at my computer, two twenty-eight parrots arrived for a bath. One stayed for ages and must have been nearly too wet to fly away. But I guess they have more sense than that. They get the name 'twenty-eight' from their call. They are also known as the 'ring-neck parrot'. Their fancy name is Barnardius zonarius and they are classified as a large parrot. They are very common throughout the south-west of Western Australia and are also found in many other parts of the country. I hate to admit to shooting these when they'd get in the orchard on the farm. Now the robins are arriving for baths and the water is nearly all gone.
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• Banks, Oregon
@JudyEv I love bird watching i havent done it much lately though, are high school used to have a little area where birds would come and land all the time there were so many bird feeders id catch myself staring out the windows and get yelled at by the teacher for staring off into space as he called it.
• Bunbury, Australia
Yes, a bowl of water hung up would be good. Or sat on a pedestal of some kind. Hanging up is good as any cats would find it hard to catch the birds while they're bathing. If it is near some shrubs or trees the birds might feel safer. Our birds aren't very trusting either but I'm able to take the photos from inside.