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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Splish, Splash....

I was taking a bath....
Our daughter has a water feature in the front of her house.  Running water attracts a lot of wildlife and early in the morning the hummingbirds have taken it over as their own bathtub.

They come in just at daybreak...
Fly around...  dip in for a drink of water...  and then a bath...

I didn't have time to hang out and watch for very long this morning, but plan to soon.

I see lots of hummers at my feeders..... and often see them sipping nectar from the various flowers that are in bloom.

But seeing one bathe in a "natural" setting was a first for me.  And....  it wasn't even a Saturday night!

That's All For Today!

15 comments:

  1. I always enjoy watching birds play in the water.

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  2. Dang, I never knew that humming birds liked to skinny dip. Do they have to take time to dry their feathers off before zooming off to play in the flowers?

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  3. Noe that is really awesome, glad you were able to catch them there.

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  4. That's so cool! I've had them fly through a misting device on my birdbath before, and even fly through the water sprinkler. Pretty fun.

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  5. I would pay admission to see that. Really fascinating.

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  6. Wow, I didn't know that they would dare to go in "running" water. Great you got that on camera. Hope you will have more of this later!

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  7. Great pictures! Those little hummers must be stronger than they look to withstand that water flow!

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  8. How fun! We don't often see hummers.

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  9. So cool to see a hummer bathing.. . .. .

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  10. Great shots of such a tiny bird!

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  11. Waterfalls, big and small, are kind of entrancing, I find. Nice pics.

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  12. How fun to be able to enjoy your water feature. When we were in South Llano State Park, where there are four bird blinds, I believe it is the flowing water that lures them in!
    Love your hummer photos. I haven't seen one, as yet, here in Colorado; it is still a bit chilly!!

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