Fill up the birdbath, Day 6 – 30 Days Wild

Birds need drinking water, especially seed eating birds who have a particularly dry diet.

As the weather is getting hotter birds also need a regular supply of clean water to bath in to keep their feathers in good condition.

We have a couple of birdbaths in our garden that the birds enjoy. They have plenty of cover around them for protection from the Sparrowhawk.

Last year the Sparrows returned after a few years away. This year they have successfully breed and their young have just fledged, they have been spending a lot of time in the bird bath.

The sparrows drink by dipping their beaks in to the water then tipping their heads back to swallow.



About Alex White - Appletonwild

This is my diary of the wildlife where I live in Oxfordshire, and sometimes the places I visit. My passion is for British wildlife, especially Badgers and Hares. I am a keen amateur photographer using a Canon SX60 HS. All the photographs on this blog are taken by myself unless stated otherwise. I am a member of A Focus on Nature, the network for Young Nature Conservationists, BBOWT, The Oxon Mammal group and The Oxfordshire badger Group. You can also follow me on Twitter @Appletonwild Instagram appletonwild
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1 Response to Fill up the birdbath, Day 6 – 30 Days Wild

  1. What a great post, Alex, highlighting just how easy it is to do something wild. Like you, I find it fascinating to watch birds drink, noting how they all have a different technique.

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