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A blue-and-white flycatcher bathes in a Japanese bird bath

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Watch small woodland birds enjoy free seed and a burbling bird bath for almost 12 minutes. Retired Japanese architect Shime documents local wildlife at home in the Yatsugatake Mountains on and しめさん (Shimesan) YouTube channel.

In the video above, a solar circulating pump with a thin copper pipe attachment creates a sweet respite for small wild birds, including a young male Blue-and-white Flycatcher (Cyanoptila cyanomelana) who enthusiastically hops into the bath. Other visitors also grab seeds and drink.

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Follow Shime at @shimeyatsu on Instagram and Twitter.

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