Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Heated water for the birds..

It's supposed to be drinking water.... but one cold snowy day...yes this early in the year darn it...  .... one guy discovered it was heated and decided he would like a bath.
Two others followed suit, and then all of a sudden there were so many that they were jumping up and down on the wall and the board holding the container ...  all clamouring to get in and have a splash!
It was sparrow bedlam!
I ran for my camera and this is what I saw... the colour is not great as the sun was shining brightly and  you notice the blueish tint of the UV protection in the window glass plus they are a bit dark...

I cropped the second one quite a bit so you can see the funny guy with the wild hair ... like he all of a sudden wondered why he would partake in such shenanigans or was shocked to realize he was bathing in his own drinking water ...  or something....

As usual... click on any photo to see it larger and get a better view... ..there is really nothing 'common' about the Common House Sparrow.. they are a lot of entertainment.
















hahaha.... look at that little wild haired guy...!   Hang on.  Maybe that's a little lady and she is concerned now because there I am with the camera... showing her to the world in 'not-quite-her-best' form......oh 'dear .... that could be it........

















Linking to Stewart's Paying Ready Attention Gallery.... for Wild Bird Wednesday.  Click on the badge below to go directly there to see other birds...  perhaps you have a bird photo of your own to add to the group?





10 comments:

Laurie said...

That was a wonderful capture on film!

Ranten said...

Nothing is like a cold bath!

Shashi Nayagam said...

Oh i love your new header. I think i need to change mine too sometime. Love the idea of heated water for the birds but if they bath in the water won't the water in their wings sort of freeze when they come out? Just wondering if it is very cold outside.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I love those photos!! We don't get sparrows at our feeder - for some reason I think they prefer to be closer to the ground than our third floor balcony.

Lin said...

I love to watch the birdies taking baths in our birdbaths and the pond. I put rocks in the pond in the winter so they can do that if the water is not frozen. It is important for them to clean their feathers all year round....so I make sure we have bathing opportunities for them. They are funny when they bathe, aren't they?!

sandy said...

i love those photos. I would love to provide heated water for the birds here in winter. I've always thought house sparrows have the prettiest pattern of leaves. Sadly they don't come to my yard where we moved. I have to go to town to see them.

sandy said...

asking permission to use those two photos of the birds for my sketches. love the whole "feel" of it.

BumbleVee said...

hey Sandy...more than pleased to say go ahead and sketch away.... where can we see them?

sandy said...

I will work on them today probably and then make sure you have a link to my sketch of them on my art blog. I love those photos - thanks so much. I got inspired when I saw them.

sandy said...

finally going to sketch them today and hope it's good enough to post!