May 6, 2017
BACK in the 1980s, when we bought our current house, the bathroom windows were the usual bathroom frosted glass but because I really like to see through my windows we had them replaced with clear glass. Privacy was not an issue as the bathroom is well down the side of the house with a high fence between us and the next door neighbours. Anyway we installed good blinds and any one sneaking down the side of the house would first have to negotiate with a very noisy dog.
Birds I have seen from the bathroom include fairy wrens, eastern spinebills, little and red wattle birds, white-browed scrubwrens, blackbirds (of course), an eastern yellow robin and brown thornbills. Once a golden whistler visited.
From the window we can also see whatever is resting on next door’s antenna: magpies, ravens, butcherbirds, spotted doves, mudlarks, galahs and lorikeets.
At the moment there is also a visiting king parrot in the garden. I think it could be an aviary escapee as it is very quiet and sits on the roof or in one of the trees just watching us. She has been around for about three weeks and has made herself at home.
I love my windows.