We’ve had an epic snow here in the Midwest, the kind of snow that makes the raccoons stay in torpor, so the squirrels and birds have been eating food that doesn’t smell of raccoon paws. It’s very popular.
We’ve discovered two interesting things about birds.
First, even though we keep a heater in the ground-level bird-bath in winter, our birds won’t use it to bathe when it’s below freezing. Instead, they bathe in the snow and sometimes leave lovely little wing patterns.
Second, they are as cute af when they drink from said heated bird-bath. They:
- Consider drinking
- Poke their beaks in the water
- Come up with a beakful, tip their heads back and gulp, and this kills me:
- Smack their lips. Well, beaks. Clack clack clack.
- Start over again.