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A Bathing Beauty

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Bluebirds love to splash in bird baths!  The weather here was much warmer than usual on the day I took these pictures, so the birds were taking full advantage of my neighbor’s bird bath.  Nothing soothes a hot bird better than cool fresh water.  I am happy to see Eastern Bluebirds here again.  But, there are dangerous hawks about so the little birds need to remain vigilant.

Eastern Bluebirds are gorgeous blue buff and apricot birds.  They are small but do a lot of good catching insects.  The bluebirds enjoy flying insects, worms, and nearly every other kind of smaller insect found in most yards.  A few neighbors here have established nesting houses so I am pretty confident that the bluebirds will be around for a long time.  The large number of crows are doing their best to chase off hawks when those come by(twice this week alone!).  I took these pictures on Dec. 26, 2013.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

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Comments on: "A Bathing Beauty" (9)

  1. they are so adorable. i love to catch their flash of blue flying by or hear their sweet little melancholy chirps.

  2. All the colors makes it look like Spring to me. Bluebirds are a fun bird to watch … can’t wait for them to come back north in a few months.

    • Hi Bearyweather, We had a very Spring-like day here today with glorious sunshine and temperatures in the low 70’s F. So very nice for spotting birds. Was up near Gainesville and spotted a trio of Glossy Ibises at the Paynes Prairie area just at the side of the road, but was on the freeway, (I-75) so no pictures. Have a fabulous rest of your Winter break from school and Happy New Year!

  3. The birds are so entertaining in the bath. I love to watch them, especially the bluebirds..

    Wishing you all the best in 2014, Happy New Year to you and your family!

  4. It’s interesting up here to think of birds bathing! Good to know they have a warm place for that this time of year!

    • Hi Montucky, In our immediate neighborhood, the rain water retention ponds are nearly dry yet again (varies week to week) so the birds are enjoying the hospitality of the neighbors’ bird baths. Have a tremendously nice rest of the week and Happy New Year!

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