Sunday, December 25, 2011

Sage Thrasher - the power of water requirement

Not all desert dwellers need to drink water. They often will quench that requirement through their forage choices.

However, some if given a chance to drink will take it.

Like this particular winter resident bird species:

Sage Thrasher (Oreoscoptes montanus)

It was just below 30 degrees F this morning, so we had ice again. Atleast around our drip hose and certain surfaces.

Surfaces like the hood of Heidi's jeep.

This individual was drinking at early-morning ice melt in the psuedo-sun. We enjoyed observations much like the following....

It is a bit slippery.

Up to the roof:

Still slick up there.

Thirst quenched, it flew up to more comfy confines and that's where I left it.

Good morning, and Happy Holidays to all!

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