The Flashiest And The Splashiest

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!

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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13 Responses to The Flashiest And The Splashiest

  1. Jodi says:

    Oh Kathy! How I LOVE this post! I can’t believe how sweet it is that they bath right there in front of you! What beautiful creatures, and how fortunate you are to have them in your backyard! GREAT shots!!

  2. They’re bringing sexy back, for sure…….hehe! She does look coy right there at the end! Thanks for sharing, Kathy!

  3. Jill Kuhn says:

    What splish-splashing fun photos! 😄

  4. Tiny says:

    She is truly gorgeous bathing so vigorously! And your shots are great.

  5. aussiebirder says:

    Love the little hairdo on these little guys and gals, and the look they give you! Thanks for sharing Kathy!

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