An After Shower Bath

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…

…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!


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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19 Responses to An After Shower Bath

  1. DailyMusings says:

    Thank you for sharing- delightful indeed!!

  2. Jodi says:

    Wow! These shots you captured!!!!!!

  3. jmcheney says:

    Priceless shots of Mocker at its toilette. All nice & squeaky clean.

  4. Those are so good! Wonderful Pics. ❤

  5. de Wets Wild says:

    I love how confident the birds are in your garden, Kathy – they obviously know that they are most welcome!

  6. SW says:

    Wow! Those shots are fantastic! I love them! He really enjoyed your birdbath. Thank you for sharing that!

  7. kathydoremus says:

    Thank! And my pleasure. 🙂

  8. Nancy Doremus says:

    Your pictures are always awesome! I love the one with the foot in the air.

  9. lindasschaub says:

    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.

  10. I wonder if they say the same thing about us?

  11. Mags says:

    Amazing captures of that bird enjoying a nice bath in your birdbath. Love these photos! Hugs

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