sparrow drinkingThe Bathers

Monday, 19th September 2005

sparrows bird bathWhen the pond gets overgrown and the pebbly corner the sparrows like to use becomes inaccessible, this bird bath on the patio gets a lot of use. Thrushes, goldfinches, wood pigeon and starling are amongst the birds we've seen sipping the water or taking a bath. Recent rains have topped it up.

bathingThe wood pigeon can take a drink without lifting its head to let the water trickle down its throat and I noticed that the wasp I saw drinking here could do the same. Next Page



Richard Bell,