It was 108 degrees here in Arkansas yesterday. The humans couldn't be outside and the other critters who live here spent much of their time in the birdbath. I keep the water clear by putting in about 1/2 tsp of swimming pool chlorine a month. It works great.
Red shafted flicker
Indigo bunting and ?
chickadee having a bath
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