Not a Bird! Unexpected Bird Bath Visitors

from Wildlife Promise

Providing water for wildlife on your property is one of the required steps to having a Certified Wildlife Habitat and many fulfill the requirement by having a bird bath. While providing water this way can help wildlife, it is important to remember that it can also be highly amusing! Here are some amazing donated photos through our National Wildlife Photo Contest that show a breadth of visitors to an otherwise common bird bath!

Opportunistic Raccoons

raccoon at a Birdbath
raccoon at a birdbath

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Some Savvy Squirrels

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A squirrel drinking

Some Parched Bears

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Not a bird but a bear

 

Drinking Deer

Fawn taking a drink from a backyard birdbath. By National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Larry Beckman.

Fawn taking a drink from a backyard birdbath. By National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Larry Beckman.

not a bird, but a deer

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A deer drinking from a birdbath

And a Variety of Other Wildlife Visitors

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chipmunkbath

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Have you had any amazing visitors to your backyard bird bath or feeder? We’d love to know!

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