A Boisterous Backyard Bather

Shortly after I refreshed the birdbaths this afternoon, a beautiful Brown Thrasher showed up to test the water.

At first he was a bit hesitant, no doubt because there was a woman pointing a camera lens at him…

…but before long he was having a grand old time.

He would vigorously splash about, pause for a moment, and then resume his wave making.

Every once in awhile he would perch on the edge and I would think that bath-time had ended…

…but then he would dive back into the water and splash even more fiercely than before.  This fellow definitely gets the award for being the most boisterous backyard bather!

I love how he looks when his feathers are all puffed out.

Eventually, he called it quits, drip dried for a minute, and then flew away.

I’m honestly not sure which one of us enjoyed his bath the most!

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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21 Responses to A Boisterous Backyard Bather

  1. aussiebirder says:

    Nice pics Kathie- I think the birds squawk when they bathe because the water is cold😊

  2. Jodi says:

    Oh these are awesome!!!!!

  3. Jet Eliot says:

    I think it is always great fun to watch a bird taking a bath, but it is really rare to see a thrasher taking a bath. Fantastic series, Kathy.

  4. lulu says:

    Our fountain serves as the bathing spot for a number of birds who splash around and have such a good time.

  5. Ann Fitzpatrick says:

    Thanks for sharing!

  6. Full of action… these are fun and fabulous!

  7. Jill Kuhn says:

    He was really putting on a show!! Love how he enjoyed himself – awesome photos!! 👍😃

  8. Andrea Jeris says:

    I absolutely love your photos!

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