Birdbath love ♥
As the garden flower color takes a back seat here in the Foothills, the wildlife have become the stars. It’s been a regular Birdie-palooza here and I’ve moved the birdbath to a spot on the patio within view of the largest windows, with winter views in mind.
When we can’t garden, it’s nice to be able to see out and have something interesting to observe. The birds really have been enjoying the reliable water source and seem to appear as soon as the sun peeks over the mountain. I’m having fun learning to recognize their different peeps and calls.
We found the bird bath and the turquoise insulators at a yard sale last summer and they seemed to go together. I fill it with fresh water everyday and scrub it out with a scrub brush I keep out there handy. I noticed a crack dripping water and fixed it, I think, with GE II Silicone for exterior windows in clear.
I hide behind the curtains, jumping up when I see the birds gather there, but somehow the goldfinches know when I’m there. So many times, I’ve stood for some minutes, waiting, only to toss the camera down in frustration. Lately, after getting quite a few shots, I’ve just been enjoying them, not trying to ‘capture’ them.
I hope to post photos soon of all the varieties commonly visiting. A bird bath seems to be an ordinary thing, but is turning out to be quite amazing, even magical to me.
Update! Western Bluebirds!
Acorn woodpeckers, FOUR of them!