Monday, January 8, 2018

Thirsty Birds

This goes on all day:


It was too windy to use the audio from the GoPro, 
(which was strapped to the water hydrant, not my head)
so I replaced it with Naturescapes Music's "Dancing on The Water."

28 comments:

  1. 7 MSN, a bird oasis, but don't tell Johnny!

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  2. I hope by now you have discovered you need to place a rock or upside down planter in the tough, so if the birds fall in they'll have a way to climb out. I learned the hard way yrs ago. Currently waiting for a birdbath water heater, which I should have ordered a month ago when we were in the 20's.
    Mick

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  3. What are the birds with blue/turquoise feathers? Some kind of dove? I've never seen any like that - they are beautiful.

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    1. I believe they're mountain bluebirds, Sialia currucoides. :)

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  4. Thank you for this. A beautiful way to enjoy my coffee this morning!

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  5. I am absolutely CRAZY about this video! If I had a wall size tv and you had a Go-Pro streaming this 24/7, I would be tuned in continuously. That is sooooooo very peaceful to watch and hear (how 'bout that woodpecker!). Talk about SMILING! And I too want to know about the birds with the blue tail feathers. Can we have a special "bird fountain day?" PUULLLLEZZZZZ!

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    1. Maybe it's time to resurrect the barn cam idea and point it at the water tubs. Until then, I'll try to do more of these bird's-eye view versions.

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  6. Lovely. Re the birds with blue feathers, I believe those are what we call in Colorado scrub jays. I’m curious about the orange bellied one with white eyeliner.

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    1. I'm embarassed to admit I had to research the birds with the white eyeliner, which until now I'd been calling raccoon birds. They're plain old robins. I never knew we even had robins in New Mexico.

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    2. I remember scrub jays from California. They are the most BEAUTIFUL bright blue but have earsplitting voices.

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  7. Are they mostly passing through or are they around all year? I'd think this kind of activity would be from migration. Some of those guys look familiar from the crowds that were here a couple of weeks ago. 😊

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    1. Since I never see robins in the summertime, I'm thinking these guys have migrated here for the winter.

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  8. Michelle from Vancouver1/8/18, 7:47 AM

    Very peaceful to watch first thing in the morning.

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  9. My cats LOVED this video! lol

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  10. What a nice interlude. I presume the birds with the turquoise feathers are Scrub Jays, or their relative; and robins, too. You really have some nice watering stations. Do you put out seed, also? Rebecca2

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    1. I'm reasonably certain that the blue birds are Woodhouse Scrub Jays. I don't put out seed. All the birds around here seem to subsist on the seeds and berries from the trees.

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  11. If the birds didn't say t, I will: Thank you for the refreshing water oasis.

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  12. I always used old feed pans as waterers for the birds too. But after having a few baby quail drown, I got smart and placed a few rocks in the bottom of the pan...no more dead birds. :) Loved watching this! You've got a few birds I haven't seen before. I imagine JCC is also entertained!

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  13. Thank you for this. It was a welcome quiet and calm scene that was needed this morning to calm my brain and heart. Nothing in particular, just a mountain of this and that.
    The robins may be just passing through. We have them come through in droves, they are here for a week or so and then they disappear. Maybe yours will stay. They're lovely birds.

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  14. Happy Monday! Lovely oasis and flock.

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  15. Loved this video. Thought I caught a glimpse of a thrasher. The blue tails look small for scrub jays, possibly 'out of season' bluebirds? Or I could be full of bird poop. Loretta

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  16. I would imagine there are many people who wouldn't want all that bird poop and mess around and would do things to prevent. Instead, you do what you can to provide to the "least of these." And then... You share the video for the refreshment of your readers' souls :-)

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  17. This comment is really from JaneK but Blogger sent it to the spam folder and the only way to make it appear is to copy/paste it:
    I would imagine there are many people who wouldn't want all that bird poop and mess around and would do things to prevent. Instead, you do what you can to provide to the least of these. And then... You share the video for the refreshment of your readers' souls :-)

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  18. Thirsty birds! As my day once pointed out "You can waste a lot of time watching birds." Like a fire, they are very absorbing, not mention soothing. :)

    Linda D.

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  19. An American in Tokyo1/14/18, 5:41 PM

    Wow, your watering hole is a very popular place!!
    Love the video!!
    (I've been on vacation for a couple of weeks, so I just got back!)

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  20. Carson, what lovely music! I have two horse bowls out front for the sparrows, finches, and doves. Unfortunately, the Cooper's hawk ALSO loves to come every now and then and take a drink (and scare everybody away!)
    How is retirement? I'm on my 2nd year and loving it! I make handmade journals now. Come see them in my ETSY shop:
    https://www.etsy.com/shop/DesertsandBeyond?ref=pr_shop_more I LOVE making them and I never make the same one twice!
    Take care!
    Cheryl Ann

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  21. That is a LOT of robins! My goodness!

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