"You know Robin, it's only 30 degrees outside. Even though you're standing on the birdbath heater, I don't think that water is much warmer than 40 degrees!"
A test of the water with wings and tail is the first step toward scooting off that birdbath heater.
Into the bath -- with one foot on the heater for security -- never can be too sure how deep the water is.
Wow, that must feel so good! I love watching robins take a bath -- they're such vigorous splashers. Just look at all that water spraying around!