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Thirsty Robins
What do they drink?

Naples, FL: "I opened my doors and the woods were alive with robin songs. Then I saw them flitting between the trees and bushes. I got three big planter saucers filled them with water and placed them on the grass a few feet from the edge of the trees. The robins are all over the place, drinking like crazy! There must be hundreds of them, drinking, finding food in the grass and singing in the trees. What a lovely sight and sound!"

How important is water in the life of winter robins? This week's slideshow tells more.

Thristy robins at a Florida water dish

Photo: Maureen Townsend