Friday’s Feathers; Brown Honey Eater

Yesterday we reached 47.4C. One of our bores has died and the remaining bore cannot keep up with community demand. So water has been off for much of each of the past three days. About three hours of water, morning and evening.

Our little sprinkler which has become the water source for so many birds has been dry during the hottest part of the day.

So I improvised and hung a cup of water in the tree above the sprinkler.

I was rewarded when one of the smallest (10-12cm) of the honeyeaters, the Brown, came for a drink.


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Other regular members of Friday’s Feathers are Cathy, healing magic hands, RJ Flamingo.

Why don’t you join in and show us the bird life in your part of the world? Just leave a message here and we will come and have a look.

7 Responses

  1. Wow, that’s a lovely shot, I can feel the heat from here!

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  2. I like your birds, but I think you’d get bored of my city pigeons and crows very soon. Of course, I could go to the waterfront and shoot the gulls, I guess.

    For me it’s good to be able to see birds not present in this country.

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  3. I’ll be putting up a post very soon. LIke that long curved bill.

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  4. wow! very nice photo, I will like to join you later…maybe I can try to shot some birds here…indonesia has some beautiful ones :)
    Merry Christmas!!

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  5. My post is up now.

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  6. Mine’s up, too!

    I’m sorry for the circumstances, but your photos of this little guy are just beautiful, Archie!

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  7. I’ve amended my post to answer your question. I sometimes forget that other folks might not be familiar with what is common here. Oops!

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