Wednesday, October 8, 2008

THERE'S ALWAYS ROOM FOR ONE MORE!!

Splish, Splash they were taking a bath, all on a weekday morn!

The loud chorus of those squeaky , whistling cowbirds was what drew my attention to our backyard birdbath. At first I only saw four birds, then a fifth arrived followed by a sixth.



Each seemed to have their own version of rub a dub dub! One chose the deepest part of the bath, aggressively splashing and flinging droplets of water everywhere.

One little guy seemed to just want to stay by the rim of the bath and glide the sides of his head, left to right, over the water's surface, coaxing the dust and dirt off of his feathers. ..and that little fluffed up body on the right, I wondered what he was thinking?
Another chose the quick hop in and hop out approach tucking his head and beak into his fluffed feathers.. Was he preening or just trying to avoid the sudden splashes that were raining his way?
I don't think I've ever seen this many birds use the birdbath at one time. It is not a very big bath. It was funny and entertaining and only lasted a few minutes. They flew in as little individuals, bathed as a group and seemed to only exhibit one rule, no matter how big or small the bath, there's always room for one more!

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

great shots!

fishing guy said...

Tina: It looks like the group bathing facilities went really well.

Yolanda said...

These are great shots.I too love birds .

Stacey's Treasures said...

I love your blog! I am originly from the pacific Northwest & felt like I could just sink into your pictures! I could feel the cool damp air.

NCmountainwoman said...

They look rather like children at the swimming pool. Some of them cling to the wall while others jump right in. What fun it must have been to watch them frolic.

Bird Girl said...

Those birds are just havin' a ball! So cute - I enjoyed your post!

Tina said...

Thank you all for your nice comments. It was a fun sequence of pictures to take and you are right Ncmountainwoman they do look like children at a pool! lol! Thanks everyone for taking the time to visit my blog!
Hope you are having a good weekend!

Arija said...

Don't you loveit when they're all wet and touselled from their bath.

Arija said...

Your flight pictures are fabulous. I skimmed through your blog and enjoyed what I saw and I'll be back.
P.S. I choose my pictures to go with what I write, not the other way around.

The Tile Lady said...

Adorable post! Aren't the songbirds great!

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