Winter bird bath

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It’s a challenging time for Kentucky birds. We’ve had three snows in three weeks and unusually cold temperatures – wind chill of -1° predicted tonight.

For several years, we’ve put an electric heater in the bird bath to keep it from freezing. It’s used by a wide variety of birds – including cardinals, blue jays, doves, finches, and chickadees. Recent visitors included these four thirsty robins.

winter bird bath

I’m amazed that these small warm-blooded creatures can survive, and I’m glad to do what I can to help. And in return for the food and water we provide, we get to watch an everchanging bird show.

5 thoughts on “Winter bird bath”

  1. That’s just fantastic. I’m heading to Wild Birds Unlimited for one of their birdbaths and a heater! My bird feeders are a success, I’m very happy about that. Thanks so much for your inspiring posts.

  2. I, too, am constantly amazed that weather that could
    easily turn us humans into statistics seems to offer
    no threat to winged creatures.

  3. Lovely—I like how the birdbath is about the same color as the robins’ breasts. Like their puffed out profiles, too …

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