Crimson Rosella have claimed the water feature we placed in the middle of our new garden. They use it to bathe in each morning, and it has become their source of drinking water as well.
The water feature is the centre of a new garden we are planting, just outside the study window. We’ve chosen low growing native plants, aiming to have at least a couple of plants flowering in each month of the year. So far I haven’t seen many honeyeaters (there isn’t much in flower yet) but the magpies and kookaburras also use the water feature. Like the Crimson Rosella, Magpies use it for bathing and drinking. Kookaburra seem to like the height of the central tower, using it as a platform to spot skinks, insects and other tasty snacks.
I’ll post photographs of the Kookaburra and magpies separately. Here are the Crimson Rosella bathing. The photographs were taken through a glass window, and there are a couple of reflective spots in the early morning light.