January 31, 2023
I moved my fountain to the sting of the lined patio this winter to do away with the near-daily chore of clearing myrtle litter throughout the summer season. One other plus is that I can now watch the birds within the fountain from my workplace window.
Just a few days in the past I noticed a number of cedar waxes lining up alongside the sting and diving in to drink. All this berry looking is tough work!
I took footage by way of my window (glass and display) so they aren’t sharp. However I used to be glad to seize the antics of the birds with out scaring them off. Cedar waxwings are elegantly lovely birds with clean grey feathers, a black masks, a yellow rump, and a flicker of pink on their wings.
The water cooler gang ended up being a part of a yard cedar wax conference. I appeared out the kitchen window and noticed fluttering confetti swirling within the air—dozens of wax wings, perhaps 100! With my binoculars, I might see birds touchdown in a tree past our fence and diving right into a hole. Oh! That gap is holding water from a latest drizzle – a pure birdbath.
It is more likely to be a mosquito hatchery in the summertime, dammit. However I am glad to know that wild animals like these visiting birds have water sources I did not even learn about – and excessive up in a tree, as well!
Come again everytime you need, my feathered associates.
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