But baby its cold outside and inside too.
I’m sure you’re either experiencing cold weather yourself or hearing about it on the news. Let me assure it is cold! Ginger’s upset I won’t take her for a walk…bit its bitter out there.
The cold weather doesn’t affect Ginger at all! It’s really hard to get her back inside. First, she burrows her head into the snow, then she starts rolling around in it and then she ends up eating the snow.
She looks up at me watching her at the window with the expression “hey, come out and play”.
Winter time is when we need to up our game in taking care of the wildlife. Providing heated bird baths give our backyard birds an advantage of not having to expel energy melting the snow. They need to use their energy staying warm NOT melting snow to water.
If you want to see how we made the inexpensive water bath click here.
The Morning Doves are such patient birds. They group together on top of the arbor waiting for their turn.
Then a Cardinal and Sparrow will wait it out in the Colorado Blue Spruce. The Sparrow is a just to the right of the Cardinal.
Some look for more camouflage than others. The non-native sparrows, that look like Zorro, are very aggressive.
Most of the time the birds fight to get to the bird feeder perch first. There is usually a lot of activity going on. Birds fighting for the feeder, Morning Doves and Squirrels fighting for the seeds on the ground.
The squirrels usually eat the seeds that fall from the feeder and then head back up to their nest.
One of my favorite things to do during Winter is sit in the kitchen nook and watch all the activity going on outside. It’s indeed fun to watch them and know how hard it is for them in this very cold weather.
But baby its cold outside, and it really is for them, so we need to take care of our outside furry animals too. All it takes is some heated water and a steady food source supply.
Stale bread, leftover fruits like orange/apples and toss fresh nuts outside. When my pumpkins have started to rot we threw them outside and birds picked the seeds and the four-legged neighbors enjoyed the rest.
Their activity gives us so much pleasure throughout the day!