Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Winter Birds Take Water Baths At Minus 22 Degrees Below Zero
My heated water bath/feeder has been a popular place the last few days. It has a fringe of delicate frost grown from the mist rising off the water
Many finches at a time are often perched around the edge of the water.
There must be some advantage to water bathing at these cold temps. But only a few birds seem inclined to do it.
The Cardinal below has oily feathers to shake the water off. The House Sparrow below is showing off making designs with water spray.