A goldfinch at the water.
The other day, I saw a little chickadee getting water from the ant trap of the hummingbird feeder. It had rained and the ant trap was full of water. I have no idea why the chickadee chose the feeder rather than the birdbath.
I think this is a juvenile who is just learning how to make it on its own.
Much to my surprise, a little titmouse did the very same thing just minutes later.
Sweet little titmouse.
I looked up from my book and saw a little goldfinch getting water from the same hummingbird feeder. I was able to pick up my camera and get a few shots.
Upside down goldfinch.
There was one great moment that I missed with the camera. A hummingbird dive-bombed the goldfinch. The goldfinch gave in immediately and I didn't get a photograph. But I laughed out loud at the little fighter. The hummingbird did not go to the feeder, but he wasn't about to allow the bigger birds to take it over. I have no idea why three different birds would choose the water in the ant trap over the fresh water in the birdbath not three feet away. I got up and checked to see if there were any seeds or insects in the trap. Nope, there was nothing but water. You figure.