Feathers to the Fountain

As I sit here sorting through some of my pictures, it seems several birds made a stop to wet their feathers in the backyard waterfall over the weekend.

This Robin showed up and splashed about…

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…as did this female Towhee.

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But my favorite Saturday bath-taker was this male Cardinal.  At first, he stood on the rocks by the edge of the fountain, carefully surveying the area.

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Then he cautiously made his way into the water, all the while keeping his eye on me.

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After deciding I was not a threat (or perhaps just shedding his modesty) he relaxed and spread out his feathers to soak a bit.

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He fluctuated between wing-flapping bursts of rowdiness and moments of more refined behavior.

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I just love the droplets on his feathers.

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Birds and water are truly an enjoyable combination.

 

 

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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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18 Responses to Feathers to the Fountain

  1. Sheila Moss says:

    Love the pictures! I had a red-headed woodpecker at my feeder over the weekend. First in a long time. It takes so little to excite me. Today only old starlings eating up my seed. Bummer.

  2. I love the wariness in his eye! Man they’re beautiful! Nice pictures, Kathy!

  3. Jodi says:

    I love how much the trust you! How close do you actually get?

  4. Susan Feniak says:

    To me that robin bathing is a sure sign of spring!

  5. Denis1950 says:

    Beautiful images of the Cardinal. I love those birds the colour and that cheeky smile he is giving you in the first shot

  6. I hope you provided little towels when they were done! 😉

    Each capture is beautiful, Kathy, I love the water droplets too!

  7. Such beauties! Thanks for sharing, Kathy! ❤️

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