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After the Storm

This is a drenched juvenile Eastern Bluebird that was perched on the electric line.  I took these pictures on August 6, 2012 here in the yard.  Just as the rain was winding down, I saw this beautiful rainbow across the cow pasture over on the other side of the little farm pond.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

Comments on: "After the Storm" (12)

  1. Rain brings life … in your case a cute and very wet little bird. I always wonder where they seek shelter from the really big storms … sitting inside a thick bush or tree is sometimes just not good enough if it is really windy.

    • Hi Bearyweather, Good observation! I sometimes see the tiny birds perch on my wood porch railing during the huge downpours that sometimes happen here. Otherwise, it is the Oaks or the woods near the street. Have a wonderful Thursday tomorrow!

  2. TexWisGirl said:

    that is just adorable. congrats on getting rains!

    • Hi Theresa, Many thanks! We needed that rain. The pastures are greening-up and the cattle and geese and many other kinds of wildlife are happy. We are too! : )
      Have a super nice afternoon and evening!

  3. Aw, poor thing. What a pretty rainbow!

    • Hi Song, Yes, the rainbow actually appeared to be very close to the pond. An optical illusion but a nice one! Very pretty! Have a wonderful day and a great day tomorrow, too!

  4. The bluebirds are pretty even soaking wet. I love the the rainbow, great capture.

  5. The little bluebird doesn’t look to happy about being wet, but he will love the bugs the rain brings out.

  6. A sweet little bird after a bath. 🙂 We had a storm yesterday with hail and I was so concerned about the birds, but they seemed to do ok. We saw one woodpecker hiding under a branch during the hail and plenty of birds came back to the feeders when the storm was through.

    • Hi Birding Bunch, Glad you did well after that hailstorm. Fortunately for us, we have only had gravel-sized hail during thunderstorms here in Cumberland County, TN in the neighborhood where I live – at least since I have lived here. Glad your woodpecker and birds did fine. Nice comment. Thanks! Have an especially good day tomorrow!

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