All animals bathe. Some enjoy a good splash in a pool of water; others frolic in a mud hole. Most of us position a sparkling birdbath in the flowerbed for the songbirds to drink and preen. Birds love to soak in the cool water and bath even in the winter. Their fluffing and splashing is a treat to witness. Wild birds require water to recondition their feathers. Any ornithologist will tell you that offering a water source creates an irresistible draw to our favorite songsters.