Galahs come for a swim
The hot and very dry conditions in our district over this summer have produced many visitors to our bird baths. (Click on the category “Bird Baths”) The other day, however, I was alerted to a flock of noisy Galahs in another part of the garden. About sixty Galahs had settled in the trees near our swimming pool (read “Swamp” – it is green because we have not maintained or used it this summer).
Some of these Galahs decided that they needed a drink, so they settled on the brick paving around the pool. The water level was far too low for them to reach the water. This was because of the water restrictions during the current drought here. It made a spectacular sight and they allowed me to approach quite near before they flew off into nearby trees.