I had to do some minor repairs to the fountain in our front yard. I drained it right before we had freezing temperatures for several nights around Christmas. The poor cardinals are used to coming to the fountain for their nightly drinks and baths, and they found it empty! Mr. C kept coming back to check and make sure the water wasn’t there. The freezing weather passed, I finished my repairs, and then this mockingbird was the first birdie to inspect the newly-refilled fountain.