After one of our (many) recent rain showers, I saw this slightly disheveled Mockingbird perched on the side of the front yard birdbath. Evidently, he had already sampled the water and found it satisfactory because he opted to hop back in.
He helped himself to a lengthy soaking, not seeming to be in the least bit of a hurry.
Then, with his bath was finished and his feathers were drenched…
…he hopped back out…
…and headed to the nearby crepe myrtle bush where he shook…
…and shook some more.
Then he gave his feathers one last fluff…
…and flew to the backyard where he helped himself to the freshly filled tray, which is where I had originally been headed when I first saw him.
There is always something delightful about watching a bird enjoy a bath!
19 thoughts on “An After Shower Bath”
Thank you for sharing- delightful indeed!!
The delight was all mine!
Wow! These shots you captured!!!!!!
It was so much fun to watch him. 🙂
Priceless shots of Mocker at its toilette. All nice & squeaky clean.
Funny thing is, I was planning on filling it with fresh water, but the rain water seemed to suit him fine.
Those are so good! Wonderful Pics. ❤
I love how confident the birds are in your garden, Kathy – they obviously know that they are most welcome!
Fairly sure they think it belongs to them and that I am the visitor!
Wow! Those shots are fantastic! I love them! He really enjoyed your birdbath. Thank you for sharing that!
Thank! And my pleasure. 🙂
Your pictures are always awesome! I love the one with the foot in the air.
I liked that one too. 🙂
Wow Kathy – you sure captured him and his expressions of pure delight. I like to see a bird in a birdbath or even in a puddle in the street – there is such joy when they are taking a bath.
I know. You can’t help but stop and smile. It really is the simple things…
Yes it is.
I wonder if they say the same thing about us?
Amazing captures of that bird enjoying a nice bath in your birdbath. Love these photos! Hugs
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