Date: 10/23/17 4:06 pm From: Carol Blackard <carolblackard...> Subject: [cobirds] New Yard Pygmy Nuthatches/Arap Cty
OK, so at my age I tend to think I’ve seen it all. But today we were treated to a nonstop “river of robins” from 7 am to the time of this writing (5 pm) with four drinking at the birdbath at all times, broken by about four 3-minute intervals
during which some other birds managed to sneak in to bathe or drink. During one hiatus four Pygmy Nuthatches dashed in to bathe vigorously, catching my eye; our resident Red-breasted and White-breasted Nuthatches rarely ever bathe.
While the Pygmies are a new yard bird for us, Yay,
it’s really the robins that have us flabbergasted. It’s been just astounding. And they have been so very thirsty, drinking and drinking.
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