Bathing Bird Videos

A Crested pigeon interrupts a pair of bathing Rainbow Lorikeets.


In this video, a Satin Bowerbird is shown moving back and forth from a bower to a birdbath. Note the bird's deep purple eyes, long muscly legs and yellow plumage on the under side of the wings. Shot in Mount Kembla in garden by


A pair of young Crimson Rosellas bathe. Observe the difference in colouring on the back of the neck. The green plumage is a characteristic of juvenile Crimson Rosellas. Here the far Rosella looks to be younger than the closer one. As they grow older, the green plumage will ultimately disappear completely.


In this video, three green-ish native birds visit this bushy suburban back yard. The first is an Olive-backed Oriole (juv), the second is the gloriously Green Catbird and the third is the ubiquitous female Satin Bowerbird. What a beautiful trio!


Turtle doves are a common introduced bird in the suburbs. But there is something about the motion of their wings that is poetic; maybe it is the pattern of light and dark feathers...


These Kookaburras show how much they love diving into the XL dish. The XL dish is slightly deeper than the Medium and Large which makes it perfect for the fishers, and not so great for the little legged birds.


This is an XL dish (1.1m in diameter) sitting on a concrete column. The height gives the larger birds (white and black cockatoos, kookaburras, magpies and ) the confidence to descend and spend some time splashing. Magpie-larks are not large birds but the slow motion footage here shows how this Magpie-lark does a flick of its rear feathers as it flies off.


Shot in Angus Stuart's garden. A whole host of small birds including a scarlet Robin.



This video is shot in a beautiful Tasmanian garden richly planted with native flowering plants. It shows a range of birds common in Tasmania, and includes the Yellow Wattlebird which is both endemic to Tasmania and also the largest of the Australian wattle birds.


Captured in Angus Stewart's garden in Tasmania, the shy male Superb Fairy-wren is here seen in full day sun.


The birds in this video are quite common backyard birds, perhaps with the exception of the Australasian Figbird.


Honeyeaters, flycatchers, robins, finches, they all make an appearance in this copper dish and more! It's delightful to see birds bathing and making good use of the water. Here our dish is nestled beneath Banksias in some coastal dune habitat.


These gorgeous Red-browed Finches flit around a medium birdbath nestled between Banksia branches, sometimes having a drink or a bath. Some like to use the central rock as their podium and they like to gather in medium groups or pairs.


Eastern Spinebills visit this large dish positioned among Gymea Lilys, Tea Trees, Banksia and other native flora. The honeyeaters loved the nearby flowering B. ericafolia. You can clearly hear their calls in the beginning of the video.


So many birds visited this medium dish nestled in some coastal foredune habitat in early Winter. Silvereyes, New Holland Honeyeaters, a Whipbird, Little Wattlebirds and Eastern Yellow Robins to name a few! Most of them have a good drink or a splash in the water before leaving.


This video showcases how the mini can be setup in a bush. The surrounding branches give the small birds confidence to dive in and splash around in the water.


A couple of rainbow lorikeets have a pool party in the above video, which features our first reticulated water feature.


Several kinds of honeyeaters visit this large dish which is situated in a bush garden. It is the nearby dense cover that gives the smaller birds the confidence to visit. NOTE: The video has been edited to show multiple species at the one time.


This video showcases the kinds of backyard birds that might visit a medium dish in a typical backyard garden.


This garden scored 100% native birdlife visiting the spun copper birdbath.


Mallee Birdbaths and Waterbowls


Bird Bath Time Lapse


Three bird species competing for water


Three Pied Currawongs drop in for a drink and bath