Birds Need Water in Cold Weather Too

SeniorCitizen

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There were so many Bluebirds ( several dozen ) I set a second saucer out. The saucers were nearly empty by the time the water would freeze so another round of warm water on the house.B :)

Ever see a woodpecker drink from a shallow saucer ?
 

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Lisa W

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I’ve never seen a woodpecker drink from a saucer before, I have seen many of them raid hummingbird feeders.
 

SeniorCitizen

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The red belly is awkward attempting to perch on the saucer for water and must use his tail for balance, but the northern flicker, although somewhat awkward, can perch on the water saucer edge just as other birds do.
 

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