The male Cardinal is one striking bird. If you asked him to choose a song to be his personal anthem, he’d probably pick “I’m sexy and I know it!”
While this scarlet feathered fellow is indeed the flashiest, his female counterpart was by far the splashiest bird in my backyard today.
This lovely lady laid claim to the clay water dish and defied her “not one to make waves” disposition. She clearly enjoyed her exuberant bath.
Every once in awhile she would pause and pose for a few shots. Doesn’t she look pretty in the pictures below. I know they are similar, but I couldn’t decide which one I liked best so I’m posting them both.
Then she would go right back to her spraying and splashing.
When her bath was finally finished and her feathers were thoroughly soaked, she glanced over with a rather coy expression.
Pretty sure I heard her singing, “I’m sexy and I know it!“