Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Mrs. Robin Takes a Shower

The theme for my bird group this week is birds bathing, and I just happened to take about 50 or 60 pictures of a robin bathing in the waterfall of our pond last week.

Here's an overview of the pond and waterfall. It's pretty big! Lots of water flowing there!

So Mrs. Robin, at least I'm pretty sure it's a female, first does a test fly-by, perhaps checking the temperature or flow of the water.

She lands on the waterfall's top cover, looking the situation over.

Looks okay, she thinks, so she hops down closer.

Looking good, so in she goes!

Mr. Robin, her husband, perhaps, just has to get a closer look. You know how guys love to watch us bathe, right, ladies?

It was a hot day, and I bet that water felt great!

She swivels her head to make sure her face gets the full beauty treatment.

And she fluffs up her feathers so they dry nicely.

Well, maybe one more quick rinse.

And that's Mrs. Robin's bath.

What a lovely lady! And what a fun series of pictures to take!

Canon 7D Mark II with a Canon 75-300mm zoom lens. All at 250 mm handheld. Cropped but otherwise uncorrected.

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