Sweet bird you are

It’s been dry and windy, and this morning I noticed finches hopping around in the nearly-empty bird bath. As I filled the watering can I use to replenish the bath, I noticed other finches perched on the dogs’ water bowl that sits on the deck.

The birds were thirsty.

Soon after I went back inside, birds arrived. These finches (House and Gold), juncos, chickadees, doves, flickers, and magpies all came to drink at the community pool. In fact, so many birds came to visit throughout the day that I just cleaned and refilled the bath again.

Lucky me. And I mean that.

When you have seen one ant, one bird, one tree, you have not seen them all.
~ E. O. Wilson

3 thoughts on “Sweet bird you are

    • You’re so right about that and I’m quite peeved that I let the water get that low. Water is SO important to birds, especially in winter. We also have a heated bird bath (although it’s been above freezing for the majority of nights) and the collared doves sit on it for warmth during snowstorms, which I think is darned pretty smart!

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