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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 Shimesan.com 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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