I was sitting on a bench in Central Park this afternoon quietly reading when I noticed a pigeon, unfazed by my presence, drinking water from the bottom of the fountain right next to me. As I watched in fascination a sparrow landed on the spout on top where humans would bend over to get a drink. As soon as the sparrow landed the water magically started to flow. Puzzled by this I looked closer and realized the “magic” was activated by a sensor so all any thirsty human had to do was bend over and the water would start to flow. As you can see in this video, the sparrow, who was in a hurry, knew the secret so he/she didn’t have to wait for the pigeon to finish.
Central Park obviously goes out of its way to keep all creatures hydrated during these hot summer days 🙂