Birds are always on the lookout for a source of water during the cold months of winter and many still like to bathe. The heater in our backyard birdbath affords them the luxury of both.
Sometimes robins stay for the winter and will join other birds like the mourning doves for a drink. The small brick in the middle keeps the heating element down in the bottom and because the bowl is deep, also provides a landing place for small birds to have a drink.
The starlings can empty the birdbath in no time with all their splashing.
I was lucky to capture this photo a couple of years ago. Cedar waxwings were on the roof of my garden shed eating snow. They do drink from the birdbath as well.
I'm linking with Viewing Nature with Eileen for Saturday's Critters.
Thanks for visiting!