Community Bath

With a dry winter and spring the birds have made the most of our two birdbaths.  During the winter months the Cedar Waxwings and Robins were the most frequent visitors.  At times there would be between 15-20 Cedar Waxwings on the birdbath.

Cedar Waxwings

                                                         Cedar Waxwings

Angry Birds

                                                       Angry Birds

Cedar Waxwings and a Robin

                                        Cedar Waxwings and a Robin

Spring arrived but the rains failed to fall.  The nesting birds soon found the birdbaths  and visited often.   Stubby, our cat,  sleeping on the porch didn’t seem to worry the bathers.  Watching the bathers during meal time became our regular routine.

Painted Bunting (male)

                                                Painted Bunting (male)

Painted Bunting (male)

                                                 Painted Bunting (male)

A very wet Painted Bunting

                                              A very wet Painted Bunting

Painted Bunting (female)

                                              Painted Bunting (female)

Painted Bunting (female)

                                              Painted Bunting (female)

Painted Bunting (female)

                                                 Painted Bunting (female)

Unknown female testing the water

                                     Unknown female testing the water

Summer Tanager (male)

                                                  Summer Tanager (male)

Summer Tanager (male)

                                                         Summer Tanager (male)

Summer Tanager

                                                         Summer Tanager

You can know the name of a bird in all the languages of the world, but when you’re finished, you’ll know absolutely nothing whatever about the bird . . . So let’s look at the bird and see what it’s doing – that’s what counts. I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.
Richard P. Feynman

4 thoughts on “Community Bath

  1. Most enjoyable collection of snaps of very happy birds (well, I don’t know if that one pair were just having a property rights discussion or what). Looks like the location, lighting, etc is bang on to what birds like and you needs to get some fantastic shots! Birdie blessings to you!

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