14 October 2022
Songbirds are attracted to water — to streams, puddles, marshes, ponds — especially on migration.
Watch a soothing video of birds enjoying the water in Richard Hall’s backyard in Athens, Georgia.
I was shocked/thrilled at how many folks over the world enjoyed the #WarblerPartyPond video, so here’s another 90 seconds of heaven, highlighting the migrant and resident birds flocking to bathe in my small in-town yard this weekend. How many can you ID? Species list in comments. pic.twitter.com/AOeeSyWLak— Richard Hall (@richhallecology) October 11, 2022
Want to set up your own water feature? Here are three resources.
- Richard Hall describes of his backyard setup in this Twitter thread: https://twitter.com/richhallecology/status/1580509204640845825
- HGTV: How to Use Water Features to Attract Birds to Your Yard
- PerkyPet: How to Choose the Perfect Birdbath or Water Feature for Birds.
(photo from Wikimedia Commons, embedded tweet by @richhallecology)