Another popular attraction has been this birdbath which I made from a terracotta dish and wire plant stand. It was meant to be a temporary replacement for my cement birdbath which broke last year but it seems to get as much use as the old one. Goldfinches seem to be one of the more common visitors.....
but the House Finches and House Sparrows probably take to prize for hogging the bath.
I was happy to see the more timid Tufted Titmouse stop by for a quick drink.
This past week my yard has been filled with chickadees. I've counted as many as six at a time. Smaller birds like chickadees seem to prefer a shallow birdbath.
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Here's a video clip of one of the birds in action. They seem to be just as excited as I am about the start of the football season.