Almost every day since putting out our birdbath, California Towhees have visited. We rarely see them drink the water. Bathing is their top priority and we enjoy their antics.
After splashing, they fly to the soil for dust bathing. The California chapter of the National Audubon Society published a profile on bird behaviors. Dust bathing is exhibited when birds are relaxed.
Living on the Pacific Flyway we keep eyes and ears attuned to migrating birds.