Bird winter bathing

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Subject: Bird winter bathing
From: "Val Ford" <>
Date: Wed, 3 Jul 2002 08:13:07 +1000
Last night I mentioned to a group of people that I was surprised to see how active the birds are at the bird bath at this time of the year.  The Brown Thornbills, Singing Honeyeater and Eastern Spinebill seem to be bathing many times a day.
Later, someone said to me that she had been told by Graham Pizzey that birds bathe a lot in the winter to keep warm/ up.
Has anybody else heard of this explanation?
Val Ford
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