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Who’s in the Birdbath?

Eastern Bluebird

I have not written about birdbaths in a while so here is a post on the topic.  Birdbaths are super popular with the birds here on my street.  Several neighbors have birdbaths in their yards.  The birdbath in these particular photographs is not the same one that I photographed for my earlier “Birdbath Series” posts.  I snapped these photographs while on a late afternoon walk and thought that the birds were enjoying themselves tremendously!  That birdbath water is cool and the birds appreciate the bath on hot days just as we like to get cool and wet ourselves.  I took pictures of two different Eastern Bluebirds and a Mourning Dove in that birdbath.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger photograph.  Enjoy!

Probably a Juvenile Eastern Bluebird

Mourning Dove

Squirrel in the Birdbath

Rub a dub dub, squirrel in the tub?  Yes, and here is the proof!   In part 4 of the “Birdbath stories”,  I offer these two snapshots of a really smart Grey Squirrel who found both a drink of water, and a place to cool off.  This just shows why owners of birdbaths should keep the water refreshed and clean – they never know what type of critter will be using the facilities!  I took these pictures a couple of days ago at the same neighbor’s front yard birdbath where I have previously taken photographs.  I’m posting these photographs just for a bit of levity!  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger version of that photo.  Enjoy!

Titmouse in the Tub

Today’s Titmouse photo group make up  the third installment of the “Birdbath Stories”.  I recently caught this Tufted Titmouse taking its bath in the birdbath in my neighbor’s front yard.  I have also taken photographs of other birds in this same birdbath.  The Titmouse really spent quite a long time bathing.  It clearly enjoyed the cool water as it was a warm afternoon.  It is very important for owners of birdbaths to keep them full of clean fresh water.  Birds love bathing and also just cool off in the baths.  Birds sometimes do take a quick drink from the water in the birdbaths.  I’ll be posting another “Birdbath Story” soon.  Please click on the thumbnail photo to see the larger image.  Enjoy!

Bluebird in the Birdbath

Today’s Bluebird blog post is part 2 of the “Birdbath Stories”.  I took these pictures of the charming Bluebird taking its bath yesterday afternoon at around 5:00PM.  If the birdbath looks familiar, it is the same one where I recently photographed a Robin taking its bath (Part 1 of the Birdbath Stories previously  posted).  This birdbath is on the front lawn of one of my neighbors and boy, is it popular with the birds here!  Birds need to bathe.  They love shallow birdbaths that are clean and have a lip where the bird can perch or hold on with its feet.  Most birds will dip multiple times and then extend their wing feathers and shake off the excess water.  Birds also tend to grab a quick drink from the bath.  It is important for people to clean their birdbaths and to keep the bath with fresh water.  The birds really appreciate these luxuries!  Part 3 of the “Birdbath Stories” will be posted here soon.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger photo.  Enjoy!

Bathing Beauty!

This little American Robin was having a wonderful time taking a bath in a front yard bird bath in my neighborhood!  It is important for birds to clean their feathers regularly.  Birds will use shallow bird baths or will also sometimes use their wings to throw dusty dirt up onto their feathers – a “Dust bath”.  It is important that bird baths be kept clean as some birds also drink from them because the water there in that bath may be the only fresh water available in their territory.  I was so lucky to be able to observe this cute Robin taking his bath and preening his feathers.  I took this photograph on April 20, 2010.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.

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