Splash Like Nobody’s Watching

You’ve heard the expression “Dance like nobody’s watching,” right?  Well, this little White-throated Sparrow seemed to take the sentiment to heart, only in his case, it was “Splash like nobody’s watching!”

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He would flap his wings with gusto, spraying water every which way, and then sit and soak for awhile, his back bedazzled with glimmering droplets.

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At one point he became a total blur of brown.   I promise he’s in there somewhere!

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He gave the impression that he was in no particular hurry; that he didn’t have a worry in the world.  Maybe he knows that God takes care of the birds of the air – which makes him a faster learner than me.

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As I sat and watched him I found myself smiling and envying him a bit.  Oh, to live with such abandon!

In case you were wondering what this little bird looks like in a less drenched state, I’ll close with two pictures of a second sparrow of the same species that was displaying his more refined side.

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11 thoughts on “Splash Like Nobody’s Watching

      1. Oh, that would be grand 😀
        I’d love to show you some of the nice zoos here, especially the one with the tiger cubs (and the safari park with the lion cubs) 🙂 Hope you’re having a lovely weekend!

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