Photos by BarrytheBirder
And this (at left) is what it is all about... a robin that has drenched itself and looking exceedingly pleased with itself. We have several birdbaths and my wife and I treasure them as much as the birds do. It's always a chore to keep them cleaned and filled with water because there are so many species of birds that use them to bathe in and drink from. Then there are the squirrels, the chipmunks, the raccoon, skunk, cat, and who knows what else after night falls. Apart from seeds in the feeders and bugs everywhere else, no other item seems as important to the birds as water to drink and bathe in.
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