A winter weather advisory was issued for our area today. The funny thing is, I don’t need the news to let me know when bad weather is headed my direction – I have my backyard birds! If there is sleet or snow in the forecast, they tend to get a bit frenzied.
Today was no exception. In the morning hours, before the icy rain started clinking down on the deck, my mini-meteorologists were frantically flitting about. The feeders were all occupied, but the most sought after spot was the heated water dish. Bird after bird showed up for a drink. I think their instincts must let them know that fresh water might soon be hard to come by.
Here are several birds that stopped by to take advantage of a free, unfrozen beverage.
I think this layout makes it look like I had the Brady Bunch over for a drink!