Bath Time for Birds
I am a shiny bird bath, I come out in the spring
I stand here in a carpet of green and hear the songbirds sing
Each day the gardener comes along and takes good care of me
He scrubs away my dirt and dust and fills me with water clean.
He puts a little stone or two in the middle of my sink
And tiny birds can safely land and take a good long drink.
I get all kinds of visitors throughout the summer day
Finches, sparrows, chickadees and noisy big blue jays.
But of all the winged friends that come and visit me awhile
Me thinks the robin is the best, she always makes me smile
She lands right in my water deep for her evening bath
The water splashes everywhere, it really makes me laugh.
And then she stands upon the edge and puffs her feathers big
She shakes and does a little dance, a funny robin jig.
So in the garden look for birds who always come and go
For the feathered friends in my garden green like to put on a show!
written by Christine Summerfield/June 2016