Birds enjoy the spray from a sprinkler or even from a hose…Further, a trickle of water in the right place may create the mud that is needed by robins and swallows in building their nests.
Attracting and Feeding Birds, Conservation Bulletin No. 1, Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Department of the Interior (1972). Click here to read the book online, or download it free, from the Internet Archive.
artwork by Joanne Stanbridge 2016