It's been hot as heck here this week. Not much has been moving around lately including me as we all collectively try to stay cool. Our bird friends have found the perfect way and have been swimming in the birdbath to cool off every evening. Here's some shots that were taken last night around 6 PM. The sun is reflecting off the water droplets creating the pink tones - I didn't edit these other than to crop them for a closer view. It looks magical to me.
One of the ways to attract birds to your bath is to make sure that you change the water frequently. I've had bird baths in the past without much luck. But this one is near their feeding stations and I change the water at least once a day when it's hot. The birds seem to know when we've filled it with cool water as they came running as soon as we filled it.