Look closely. There’s a blue jay in the middle of that flying water! And he hogged the bath for a full 15 minutes.
The mockingbord (below) had already had her turn. A red-headed woodpecker landed above the bath on the edge of the deck shade roof, but the jay just kept splashing mightily. The woodpecker gave up and left.
I am learning from the birds! They are finally getting me properly trained. If I faithfully clean and refill the “birdbath” every other day or so, they reward me with exuberant displays. You just can’t watch them without grinning at the very least. Restores my soul.
BTW, the “birdbath” is just a big plastic tray that once sat under a long-gone deck pot. I did not realize what a perfect birdbath it made. An eastern bluebird taught me that one warm sunny day last November.
The tray had been sitting uselessly on the deck all through the long hot, dry summer. How the birds would have appreciated it had I been smarter! But when it finally filled with rain water, little Mr. Blue showed me how its done.
I’ll do better this year, yard birds! I promise.
Peace, y’all! #PeaceintheTimeofPandemic #PTOP