Birds are feathered, winged, bipedal, endothermic (warm-blooded), egg-laying, vertebrate animals. With around 10,000 living species which inhabit ecosystems across the globe.
Bathing is the washing or cleansing of the body in a fluid, usually water or an aqueous solution. It may be practised for personal hygiene, religious ritual or therapeutic purposes or as a recreational activity.
Bathing can take place in any situation where there is water. It can take place in a bathtub or shower, or it can be in a river, lake, water hole, pool or the sea, or any other water receptacle.
A Birdbath is an artificial “puddle” or small shallow pond, created with a water filled basin, for birds to bathe and ‘cool off’ in, and drink from. A bird bath can be a garden ornament, small reflecting pool, outdoor sculpture, and part of creating a vital wildlife garden.
A birdbath is an attraction for many different species of birds to visit gardens, especially during the summer and drought periods. Birdbaths that provide a reliable source of water year round add to the popularity and “micro-habitat” support
Watching the Birds Bathing in the Birdbath is a very relaxing way to enjoy a morning cup of coffee or an afternoon cup of tea…
This beautiful fountain inspired us to set up our own bird feeding and bathing area amongst a little grove of trees just outside of our kitchen window. The birds gather there almost every day giving us hours of entertainment.
- A-Z Archive: A Challenge (nolagirlatheart.wordpress.com)
- Make Your Garden Bird Friendly (groundtoground.org)
- How to Keep Birdbaths Clean (paulasgardenpatch.com)
BREASTS – abcnellibell49.wordpress.com/2012/01/10/from-the-b-archiv…
BREATH – http://terri0729.wordpress.com/2012/01/10/breath-the-a-z-archive-b-challenge/
BLUR – http://2e0mca.wordpress.com/2012/01/10/a-z-archive-b-challenge/
BEACH – http://didised.wordpress.com/2012/01/10/a-z-photo-archive-challenge-b-for-beach/