Nature Walk: Bird Bath

By INHF on October 15, 2012 in Blog

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Birds bathe to keep their feathers in good condition for flying and to create an insulation blanket that protects them from extremes in temperature. Often different types of birds have favorite spots, oftentimes near running water or where there is protection from predators. In this case, two Nashville warblers and a white-throated sparrow bathe on a lake edge beneath a canopy of shrubs. Kurtz says, “It seemed to be a favorite spot for a host of species, which returned over and over again throughout the day.”

We love trying to count all of the different bird species we spot while out enjoying nature in Iowa. What are some of your favorites?

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