Sunday, March 08, 2009

Thirst

The snow is gone and all pools of water have vanished. Daily, hundreds of Mountain Bluebirds, Western Bluebirds, Sage Thrashers and American Robbins come for water.

Mountain Bluebirds and Robbins.
Mountain Bluebirds and Robbins. (Larger version)


On some days I fill this small saucer three times. When the saucer is empty birds resort to the large black tub that has terraced stones that enable them to descend lower into the tub as the water level drops. Birds prefer the saucer because it gives them better visibility and safety as they watch for predators.

Western Bluebirds and Robbins.
Western Bluebirds and Robbins. (Larger version)

1 Comments:

Blogger SimplyTim said...

That's great.

I think I'll start calling you Saint Paul of Noaz

3/08/2009 10:21:00 AM  

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