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!