As the weather heats up there is greater interest out there in the two bird baths. It is always entertaining to watch the avians that enjoy this amenity. I see quite a few robins, catbirds, and thrashers use the bath as intended, and BirdCam evidence suggests a fair number of others also like to cool off. What really draws them in is the Water Wiggler. This simple device agitates the water (keeping mosquitos from breeding there) and becomes an irresistible draw. I once used drippers and such but the darn water pipes had a tendency to rupture and waste vast amounts of water. There are no such worries with this device! I strongly recommend it--it does the job well.
This Wingscapes BirdCam enthusiast and keeper of a well-stocked "bird cafe" has been watching birds in Cary for over 18 years. I adopted the BirdCam in December 2007 and have been working with the product daily, recording over 35 species locally and gaining significant experience with the use of this amazing device. I'm not a "power birder." While I enjoy birdwatching in the field, I appreciate the simple delights of the birds found in my own backyard or in places just down the street. These are truly interesting places and I never tire of the little stories told every day in those places. The birds are central to this experience, but expect me to talk about the things that also are part of the birdwatching experience here at Cary BirdCam, from buying bird seed to crunching numbers in the logbook. Thanks for being a reader!