We’ve all heard it said of a mild-mannered person- “They’re just not one to make waves.” Well, let me be the first to tell you that this has NEVER been said of the Brown Thrasher.
This fellow, who has been patrolling my backyard ever since we put in the new birdbath, landed in the water the other day and then proceeded to gently stick his face under the surface. It reminded me of those first days of swim lessons as a kid; but I knew better than to believe that he was the type that preferred just getting his face wet.
After testing the water, and finding it to his satisfaction, he was ready to start making some serious waves.
Whenever he stopped thrashing about (is his name fitting, or what!) he would pause and flash an open-beaked glare as if to say to any other bird in the vicinity, “Don’t even think about getting a turn in MY birdbath!”
He stayed in the water for a long time, repeating the same process over and over. Under then up…
…and then under and then up again. It was highly entertaining to watch.
His grand finale was his best rendition of “Twist and Shout” Thrasher style.
When he was finally done bathing, he perched on the edge of the birdbath, clearly guarding this coveted territory that he has claimed as his own!
Yep – this fellow’s a definite wave maker!
18 thoughts on “Not One To Make Waves”
I have shared your wonderful post to My Poetic Spirit so I can enjoy it again.
I am glad!
Amazing images! I would say he is a real thrasher!
It seems like every time I look out the window, he is back in the birdbath!
Terrific sequence of shots!
Thanks – they were fun to take!
Oh Kathy – these are some of my favorite photos of yours so far! At least for this week! haha – it’s Sunday! How fun to watch that bird bath!
I think I was smiling so big watching this fellow splash about. He is definitely hogging the birdbath!
The Brown Thrasher certainly lives up to its name, ‘thrashing about’ the way it does:-)
Indeed he does!
Oh, your photos are hilarious! He was really into it! 😃
And he keeps coming back for more. Every time I look outside it seems like he is splashing about.
Oh, that is so funny! 😍
I love your thrasher! They do have a personality! Great photos!
He’s now a ‘clean’ wave-maker! 🙂 It is truly entertaining to watch them enjoy a bath. Great shots, Kathy!
Fantastic captures of the simple joys of life, Kathy!
I never get tired of watching them splash about!
Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
AND DOESN’T NEED A SHOWER CURTAIN TO HELP KEEP THE FLOOR FROM GETTING SLIPPERY!
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