Until today I don't remember seeing more than 2 or 3 small songbirds or a robin in the bath at once. So this was pretty extraordinary. There hadn't been any starlings around the yard for over a month so I suppose these young guys were on their way somewhere, saw the birdbath, and decided to fly in for a quick visit because it's been so dry lately.
Certainly both our birdbaths have been well-used, much more so than usual, over the past couple of weeks. So I'm refilling them every morning with the water we collect in a bucket as the shower water warms up. I kind of like the idea that I'm passing on my shower water to the birds for their shower during this October dry spell.
Now for a few other birdbath photos from around the yard:
|Young robin in the backyard bird bath this spring|
|Dark-eyed junco mid-bath - not a very flattering shot|
|Three finches drinking|
If you have a bird bath, please remember to keep it full and clean right now.