I bought clay bowls around 3-4 inches deep for Rs. 25/- each. Clay bowls are better than plastic or metal bowls because the water stays very cool even when temperature is touching 42 degrees Celsius.
Also clay pots are unlikely to be stolen if used in public places for stray animals.
Some potted plants and a bird bath would have been cool and inviting. Birds are also attracted to the sound of water.
This sparrow chose to drink from the floor…
Sparrows should have a shallow bowl… I plan to get a 2 inches deep tray.
This Dove would have preferred a flat tray too 🙂
… found this more comfortable? 🙂
Pigeons try to bully sparrows. They also literally dive into the bowl when they drink water 🙂
Brahminy Starlings visited twice, both the times in pairs, I was too afraid of disturbing them, so didn’t take many pictures.
The common Mynas chased away the Brahminy Starlings today. That was disappointing, because those two had looked like they meant to spend some time snacking and drinking 🙂
This was an absolute surprise!
…a blurry shot from behind a curtain, I hope the Pariah Kite visits again too. I have heard of them dying of dehydration…