Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Bath Time

The bird bath has been quite popular in all the hot weather we've had. They prefer their bathwater a bit cloudy. When it's clean they ignore it until it gets a bit of texture to it.

Below are some young pine siskins.



A young white-throated sparrow.

Same sparrow. He's just enjoying himself so much.


Just about done.



This is a young evening grosbeak. He chose to soak up the ambience rather than venture into the water.

10 comments:

Crabby McSlacker said...

That grosbeak sure is pretty--and his beak doesn't look gross at all!

Leah J. Utas said...

Yes he is, Crabby. Thanks for the smile.

the Bag Lady said...

The Bag Lady doesn't have a birdbath. She has dirty birds. Sigh.

Thanks for sharing the photos of your clean birds, dfLeah! Love the young grosbeak!

Leah J. Utas said...

dfBag Lady - We are tickled silly to have the evening grosbeaks visit us. They all but took over the yard a few years ago then dropped off to virtually nothing.
It's good to have them back.

Hilary said...

I had to look a few times before I saw that sparrow. He sure was enjoying the water! Lovely grosbeak.. and really, that's a pretty birdbath.

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks, Hilary. The sparrow hopped in and out of the water several times before finally declaring himself clean.

Mark Salinas said...

Somebody was having fun :)

Leah J. Utas said...

Me or the birds, Mark?

Reb said...

Lovely photos. The birds look like they were having so much fun!

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks, Reb. The birds really do love bath time.