Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Water Garden Birds

Since I installed a little water garden in the backyard (merely a half barrel wrapped in fabric, with a lizards tail plant) I have seen interesting bird traffic.  Everything from cardinals to grackles to Blue Jays, Downeys, Red Winged Blackbirds, and this cute young Red Bellied Woodpecker have been by for a drink.  And of course it is a squirrel magnet as well.  Critters are drawn to good dependable sources of water and my little garden has perhaps created an entirely new draw for birds that might have avoided the other bird baths.  It will be very interesting to see how this plays out into the autumn.

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