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Splish, splash too

January 7, 2015

Following up on the recent post Splish, splash …, it is not just the birds that appreciate bird-baths in this hot weather – mammals and reptiles will readily take to them as well.

Chris Cobern, a coordinator with the Upper Goulburn Landcare Network, has recently recorded a Short-beaked Echidna and a Red-bellied Black Snake on remote camera at Kinglake West.

We currently have a Sugar Glider that frequents one of our bird-baths, and phascogales, possums and antechinuses have previously been shown at baths on this blog.

Also, Lesley commented on the Splish, splash … post that, as well as a wide array of birds visiting her baths, she has a Blue-tongue Lizard that likes to lie in a bird-bath on the ground in her garden near Seymour.

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  1. January 9, 2015 10:52 am

    It seems the pictured snake may have been wrongly identified – James Booth from City of Whittlesea thinks it looks like a Lowland Copperhead (Austrelaps superbus) rather than a Red-bellied Black. He says :”The latter has a more distinctive red and the black is much ‘shinier’ compared to the matt black of the copperhead.”
    Thanks James – always good to have input from experts!

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