Watering trees in our yard this week I watched many birds come to the puddle made by the slowly flowing water coming from a hose. The dry weather is affecting birds as well as almost everything else. Now is is the time to provide water. A bird bath will work. Freshen the water at least once a day. Better is a hose with a trinkle of water splashing into a small puddle. That's what is working well for us. This mornng at the small puddle under the hose: chickadees, Downy Woodpecker, flicker, robin, Chipping and White-crowned Sparrows, and goldfinches. That was during the 30 minutes I sat and watched.

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