Saturday, March 17
A Bird Bath
Depite their brilliance, striking colours of emerald green, orange, blue, red, lemon yellow, purple and violet greenish grey they blend beautifully into the trees and consequently are difficult to spot.
They obtain moisture from water trapped in the leaves, but can also drink water and like having a bath in the bird bath in our back yard. With the drought it has become quite popular, so much so that jostling and fights brake out among this gregarious group as to whose turn it is to go first. Eventually the throng settles down to wait patiently in turn for their chance for a refeshing bath and sunbake.