|Mason Jar Wild Bird Waterer|
It seems an idyllic scene, the bird calls, the variety of birds...but there's something else these lovely creatures need. It's water! About 70% of a bird's non-fat body tissue is water that needs to be maintained to avoid dehydration.
How much water does a bird need? Well, how many crackers can you eat without having a drink? Most small birds need to drink at least twice a day, and all the seed-eating birds need to drink more because of their dry diet. Edges of ponds and streams are a good source of water for birds, and an even better choice, especially for viewing, is a wild bird waterer. It's fun to watch the birds drink in their own unique manner. Swallows and aerial species swoop and scoop beakfulls of water, while other birds drink by dipping their bills into the water and throwing their heads back to swallow. Some birds, like pigeons and doves immerse their bills and drink continuously (reminds me of some people I know).
|Droplet Bird Waterer|
As the summer months wind down and cooler weather sets in, be sure to keep plenty of fresh water available for the birds.Your backyard birds, as well as migrating birds, will be happy as a lark Happy bird watching!
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