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Don’t You Just Love a Heated Pool? by SummerJade

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These little birds certainly do enjoy discovering an unfrozen birdbath on a snowy winter day. Look at all that happy splashing! They keep the humans busy refilling it, trying to keep the heating coil under water. The electric ring has a thermostat to keep the water just above freezing, after all we wouldn’t want to cook them. The wire/cord goes over the back of the birdbath and plugs into the same outlet in my garden as my Japanese lantern.

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS,Canon Zoom Lens 50x IS, 4.3-215.0mm 1:3.4-6.5 USM
Location: southeastern Connecticut (USA).

Featured in Images Of Endearment on Feb. 6, 2013
Featured in The World As We See It on Feb. 7, 2013
Featured in Backyard Photography/Art on Feb. 11, 2013
Featured in ♥ Artists Universe ♥ on Feb. 14, 2013
Featured in AMERICAS~RURAL, URBAN, WILD&free on Feb. 20, 2013
Winner of the “Birds in Birdbath” challenge in Backyard Photography/Art on May. 23, 2013
Featured in Rain Drops & Water Art on Jan. 1, 2014
Featured on The RB Explore Page on June 1, 2014

Having a digital camera is like having an unlimited bank account. Thousands and thousands of images, each with the power to bring back the sights, the sounds, the scents and the emotions of that one moment in time…bliss!!!

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  • SummerJade
    SummerJadealmost 2 years ago


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  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpalmost 2 years ago

    Wonderful capture… the title!♥

  • Thank you, Marie, it just makes me smile! ♥☺♥

    – SummerJade

  • lcretyi
    lcretyialmost 2 years ago

    I love this whole composition!

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  • I’m honored to have an image featured in this group! Thank you so much!! ♥♥

    – SummerJade

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelalmost 2 years ago

    Love it!

  • Thank you, Cindy! ☺

    – SummerJade

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    - nawroski -almost 2 years ago

    so brilliant! sure bet they didn’t want to leave

  • Larger birds will move in on them and these will head for the feeder. This was the largest group that I caught. It’s the doves that just sit and sit! Thank you so much for your comment! ☺

    – SummerJade

  • CanyonWind
    CanyonWindalmost 2 years ago

  • Fantastic!! Thank you so much for this feature!! ♥♥♥

    – SummerJade

  • Pam Humbargar
    Pam Humbargaralmost 2 years ago

    Charming capture—a welcome surprise for the little birds in the cold of winter!

  • And great fun to watch! Thank you so much for your comment! ☺

    – SummerJade

  • LindaR
    LindaRalmost 2 years ago

    so sweet!! I need to do this for my birds too ~ as soon as I can shovel enough to get out! :) xx

  • Well, I have to admit that the heating coil wasn’t up to melting the 16 inches of snow that fell on it 2 days ago, but I’m sure it will melt it’s way through. It’s really fun to see how happy the birds are when they discover it!! ☺☺☺

    – SummerJade

  • LunaLuxPhoto
    LunaLuxPhotoalmost 2 years ago

  • Thank you so very much for this feature!! I am honored and very happy! ☺♥♥♥

    – SummerJade

  • Colleen2012
    Colleen2012almost 2 years ago

    lol Just beautiful! An instant fav for me!
    Love Colleen2012

  • Thanks so much! I really appreciate your comment and the fave!! ☺♥♫

    – SummerJade

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