brown headed honeyeater behaviour Wilmington SA

Today at 5.40 pm two hours before sunset there was a group of four brown heade honeyeaters sitting close together, for all the world like white breasted woodswallows.  Behind them and a couple of feet higher in the tree were another two.  They were all facing the same direction.   It was two hours before sunset and by no means cold-the temperaature was over 30 degrees C.  
HANZAB describes this sort of behaviour at night, roosting, with the birds facing alternate directions.
The birds may have been for a swim in birdbath, however only one was preening.
I have not seen this behaviour from brown headed honeyeaters before.
Gary

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