Titmouse Tidal Wave

The gray, cloudy skies made the backyard a bit too dark for picture taking today; instead, I sat on the front porch with my camera to see if any birds showed up at the water lantern.
When I got this as a Mother’s Day gift a few years ago, I had no idea how popular it would be with the birds.

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The first to arrive was a Brown Thrasher.  He helped himself to a drink, and then perched on top of the lantern to give the yard a good glance.

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Next came a Carolina Chickadee, whose sip and dip was so were so fast I might have to start calling them “Quickadees!”

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My favorite visitor of the afternoon was the Tufted Titmouse, mostly because it was the bird who seemed content to linger the longest.

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After first helping himself to a refreshing drink, he hopped right on into the cup and splashed away.  I love the liquid fireworks!

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When he perched on the edge of the drinking/bathing dish, I thought he was getting ready to fly off into the holly tree.

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Instead, he hopped right back in the water for a ferocious finale.  He created quite the tidal wave!

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He looks so cute in his tiny tub.

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Finally, after a few more flicks of his feathers, he made his departure.

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He really was a most enjoyable afternoon guest.

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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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17 Responses to Titmouse Tidal Wave

  1. avian101 says:

    I love all birds when they bathe! Nice shots Kathy! 🙂

  2. aussiebirder says:

    Great captures Kathy, I always get a chuckle watching birds bathe!

  3. Tiny says:

    I love the liquid fireworks you captured! They have such simple joys 🙂

  4. Jill Kuhn says:

    Great photos Kathy! Splish splash! Love seeing birds bathe! 😊🐥

  5. He’s so beautiful! They all are! I’ve never heard of a water lantern – will have to tell hub. We have bird baths, but nothing like this. :))))

  6. “Quickadees”… perfect! 🙂

    My goodness, such a small bird displacing such a large amount of water, LOL (the titmouse of course!)

  7. So cute!!! Great pictures!

  8. A great set of photos! I love the bird bath.

  9. Dianne says:

    Such beautiful shots! Thank you for sharing.

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