The Spash and Dash Approach

This morning a Carolina Wren dropped in to say hello. This spritely little fellow hopped about on the deck rail, never sitting still for a second. He pecked at a few sunflower seeds and then flew down to the birdbath that sits in the corner of the yard.

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Although these birds are quite bold at the feeders, I have found them to be a bit skittish about bathing. This was the first time that I actually saw one get in the water. First he perched on the edge of the birdbath; then he dashed into the water and splashed about; then he scurried back to the side again. He repeated this hurried process several times until he had gotten a thorough soaking.

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Once bath-time was over, he perched on a log and took his time primping and preening.  He blends in well with the fallen leaves – which is great for survival, but not so great for photography!

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The grooming must have made him hungry because when he was finished he flew up to one of the branches that I have strapped to my deck (yes, there is more than one) and indulged in a bit more food.  I love how his feathers are still damp.

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I have to say, I enjoyed my morning visitor.  It’s always nice to start the day with a smile.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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7 Responses to The Spash and Dash Approach

  1. avian101 says:

    Very nice set of pictures Kathy! 🙂

  2. Hello Kathy,
    I love this most recent photo series. How lucky you are, that such beautiful birds visit your backyard 🙂 🙂

  3. These are such sharp and detailed shots of this busy little bird – great range of perspectives!!

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