Let’s all have a bird shower

Shower time in the bird bath

The birds in our garden really enjoy bathing in the bird baths we have provided. On warm days there is a constant stream of birds representing many species coming to drink and bathe. Sometimes it is not unusual to have 10 – 15 birds bathing, or waiting to bathe.

The New Holland Honeyeaters shown in this series of photos are perhaps the most demonstrative of all the species. They will often come in numbers, screeching out to family and friends to come and join them while the water goes in all directions. In fact, on hot days I need to replenish the water at least once a day, sometimes more.

In this series of photos I have captured more than just birds having a bath. The water sprays every where, creating a sort of ‘bird shower’ effect. The solitary Common Starling manages to keep its composure in the midst of all the chaos around him.

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Shower time in the bird bath

Shower time in the bird bath

Shower time in the bird bath

 

4 Responses to “Let’s all have a bird shower”

  1. Susan says:

    Fun pictures! Those little birds turn bath time into party time, don’t they?

    • Trevor says:

      They are a constant delight to us, Susan. Sitting in our sunroom watching them is considered in our family to be an excellent waste of time. Right up there with “smelling the roses.”

      They also bring constant delight to my ageing mother in law who is in the early stage of dementia. They keep her delighted for hours as they visit the bird baths and other parts of the garden.

  2. Susan says:

    They bring so much delight without even trying! Nice!

  3. Jeff Jones says:

    This is absolutely one of my favorite stress-relieving pastimes! My favorite is watching titmice and chickadees dip their toes than heads before just plopping into the water and going to town.

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