Splash Week – Day Four

The Eastern Bluebird makes his Splash Week debut today.  These fellows are not the least bit shy when it comes to enjoying their bath, but they do tend to be rather territorial.  It was fun to watch him flap about in the water, and equally as fun to watch him ward off others who were looking to wet their feathers.


In this picture he is scaring away a goldfinch that wanted to join in the bathing festivities.

In this picture he is scaring away a goldfinch that wanted to join in the bathing festivities.






He really was quite a bossy bather!

Tune in tomorrow and we’ll take a look at the male Towhee…same bath time, same bath channel…

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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6 Responses to Splash Week – Day Four

  1. Sue says:

    They seem to enjoy it as much as the robins! Great photos.

  2. kathydoremus says:

    Robins are indeed boisterous bathers!

  3. avian101 says:

    Nice captures Kathy! I enjoy seeing any bird taking a bath. It’s fun! I don’t do that myself though! 🙂

  4. kathydoremus says:

    Thanks. I am enjoying posting this series. 🙂

  5. Tracy says:

    One of my favourite birds, the Eastern Bluebird! How lucky you are to have them year round! These bath photos put a smile on my face reminding me of the young bluebird who shared his life with us this summer. 🙂

  6. ewallie96 says:

    Beautiful photos! It’s hilarious to see a bird that’s usually so composed looking wet and ruffly.

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