I saw the nuthatch again drinking from the thermometer. In one shot, you can see the white spot on its otherwise brown head, which is an identifying field mark. I like the way you can see the water drop on the bird's beak before it tilts its head back to swallow.
Once the weather warmed, the birds began bathing. I saw some in a puddle one day, and I caught the chickadee splashing about in the overturned thermometer.
Ah, that's the life!