Apparently, he decided he needed a bath, and he hopped into the bird bath on the other side of Mrs. Ott’s fence. I heard lots of splashing, and then he emerged considerably smaller looking than when he went in.
Drying off involved lots of wing stretching, forward and back.
Looks as good as new!
One last shake.
After a while, he was in full fluff again . . .
If you are interested in following the spring migration of birds and butterflies, check out the Journey North site. My friend Joel tipped me off to it. You can not only see where various birds are, but can report your own sightings. They also have live bird cams, including an Osprey Cam. Robin maps note that waves of robins have come north, but that not much nesting has been seen yet. Well, they have to take their baths first, and it’s a big production. At any rate, it’s a fun site.
Very little greenery yet–this shows the buds on a maple tree in our garden. Namaste. Fran