Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Bath time!

Following up with yesterday’s Yellow-billed Cardinal post, here is a sequence of photos of two bathing.

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

He looks like he is really enjoying the cooling water.

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

Anyone who has ever watched birds quickly realizes that when one bird starts bathing, they all join in.

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

So compulsive is this for birds, I’ve seen rival male Bobolinks stop their feuding and take turns at a bathing spot. Two or three would bath while one watched out for intruders. They took turns keeping guard while the others were busy splashing around.

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

Nothing beats a cool dip on a hot day.

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7 comments:

Roy said...

Almost red, white and blue, brilliant colouring and lovely photos Steve.

2sweetnsaxy said...

Wow. These are amazing. Sorry about Mr. Linky. I forgot to update it. I re-entered your link for you.

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful birds and terrific captures for the day, Steve! Hope your new year is off to a great start!

Sylvia

bettyl said...

What a lovely subject! He looks quite happy.

Tammie Lee said...

awesome wonderful captures!

Judy said...

I love the first shot - the way he is all fluffed up with his bathing! And the reflection in the third shot is beautiful!!

s.c said...

Beautiful bird. Love it.

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