Wednesday, February 23, 2011


I watched these little birds digging in the snow and flapping their wings to get down to the ground underneath the snowlayer. Wondering what they were doing, I placed a long lens on my camera (so as not to freighten them away by coming too close) and took a few pictures of their activity.

What I discovered was that by digging a depression in the snow they formed a little bowl, and with their wing action they melted the snow, which acumulated in the bowl-like depression as water and then drank from it.

How did they get to be so clever?
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  1. Wow. That's so ingenious! That just further proves my belief that animals are, in fact, the superior race.

    Thank you for stopping by my place and leaving such a lovely, heartwarming note. Feel free to stop by any time.


  2. The Creator has thought of EVERYTHING.