Drenched and Disheveled


I’m not sure where he had been or what he had been doing before he showed up in my backyard this afternoon, but this Blue Jay was in desperate need of a bath. His beak, chest, and feet were caked with dirt.


He chatted at me for a bit, and then must have decided that I was not a major threat because he waded on into the water.


Before long, he threw caution to the wind and gave himself a thorough soaking.


Moments later, a second Blue Jay swooped in and claimed the bathing area for himself.


He splashed about for awhile and then emerged drenched and disheveled but undoubtedly refreshed!



About kathydoremus

Wife, mother, daughter, and friend. One who dabbles in writing, thinks in rhyme, and is utterly unable to escape the allure of alliteration:) Amateur nature photographer. A backyard bird watcher, a hiker of non-strenuous trails to waterfalls, and a fan of Atlanta sports teams. Driver of an orange Jeep Renegade who goes by the name of Earl. One who is nourished by silence, solitude, and a good cup of coffee. A lover of God’s Word and the riches that are hidden there. An extremely ordinary jar of clay who longs to see and be satisfied by the glory of God, and to somehow display that in my everyday life.
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8 Responses to Drenched and Disheveled

  1. avian101 says:

    Great shot! 🙂

  2. Sue says:

    It must be difficult to keep white feathers clean! Thank goodness for bird baths. These are great shots of the cleaning process.

  3. These are the best series photos I’ve seen of the Blue Jay, great work & detail, Kathy. I love them and your story! 🙂

  4. What a great series of shots! I’m particularly fond of blue jays and spend a lot of money on peanuts to keep them happy!

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