Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Mockingbird bath








Although, at first, tentative, this mockingbird did finally relax enough to enjoy a few spritzes.

112 comments:

Jennifer said...

So Pretty... I really like Mockingbirds, we have alot here.

Carole Meisenhelter said...

oh so THAT's a mocking-bird; remember a song years back about a mocking-bird; really sweet bird. Glad it managed to have a dip

Κωστής Τζαγκαράκης said...

Another beautiful capture at the bathtub.
Costas

Giga said...

Jakie kochane zdjęcie. Uwielbiam patrzeć na ptaki. Pozdrawiam

blueviolet said...

What a pretty bird, but those things make me crazy at night!

Snapper II said...

This bird looks as if to say "some privacy if you please" LOL

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I love the little Mockers. They are so fiesty with their skinny little legs and their strong voices!! Brave and crazy little creatures. Some of my favorites. blessings ~ Tanna

Arija said...

A dainty lady at her ablutions. Did she object to your intrusion into her bathroom?

Roan said...

Great shots of Mr. Mockingbird. I haven't seen any here for a while. About all we see now are sparrows, blue jays, chickadees, cardinals, doves, and woodpeckers. It takes one day for them to empty one large feeder and one small feeder. The suet lasts 2 days. Hungry little things.

Sandra said...

I am sure all the birds in your part of Texas consider the RAR their own personal "oasis"

Montanagirl said...

To my knowledge, I have never seen a Mockingbird. How beautiful! Nice series.

Peggy said...

Of all the birds I see I thought I knew what a mocking bird looked like. Then realized I didn't. Thank you and it is such a "cute" bird.

trav4adventures said...

Oh, I soooooo envious! I've put out some handmade bird baths, but they are either too deep or too sloping...sigh...I need to give in and BUY one! We have mockingbird families in our neighborhood and at least once a year I find a baby one in the front yard. They sure are fiesty! Now you've motivated me to go bird-bath shopping!!!

C. Joy said...

I love it, we've all gathered around our computer screens to watch 'your' bird take a bath. That reminds me - I have got to get busy and add some new water to mine. I love it when the birds hop in, splash most of the water out as they bathe and then (somehow) take a drink...

Candy C. said...

What a pretty bird! I like the sounds they make! :)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Thank goodness. He smells much better.

Kathy said...

Isn't it a little cold for outdoor baths?

dr momi said...

....your birds must love you. (I would forget to fill the birdbath)

Jan n Jer said...

I miss our little mocking-birds...they are our little alarm clocks in the spring/summer!

Terry's Tete-a-tete said...

Beautiful pictures. What a pretty bird.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Love the soft gray tones, T. Very calming -- which is what I need today! :)

joo said...

Such a sweet series!

Zondra Art said...

Pretty bird and great shots! I love it!

NIce day, kisses my dear.

Jill said...

Now that is one bathing beauty!

holdingmoments said...

Certainly looks very wary.
A lovely looking bird.

Lois Evensen said...

Could he possibly be saying, "Hey! How about a little privacy here!" ;)

Beautiful images.

latebloomerbuds said...

He is SO cute. Love his sweet look and gray coloring. Makes me think of the James Taylor/Carly Simon song. I'm singing it right now! Margie

ga.farmwoman said...

I enjoy our Mockingbirds here.
Loved all the wonderful pictures.
Have a great day.
Pam

ellen abbott said...

I had a flock of robins around mine this morning.

parker said...

I too like these mocking birds. We have a resident male who is a great protector of his territory. The spring antics are fun to watch as he tries to impress the girls.

grammie g said...

HI Teresa...I love these guys..quite the characters in the neighborhood...drive some people nuts, but I love them...great shots !!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Our two bird baths are ice skating rinks each morning. No one has tried to do so yet. Mockingbirds are one that we have not had visit our backyard yet here in our new place. Just as well too. Sometimes they just don't ever give it a rest with all the singing!

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

love watching them take their baths!

such lovely shots!!

Ron said...

Very nice close up photos.

Judy said...

Wonderful captures T!

bailey-road.com said...

Cute series! I love Mockingbirds.

Hilda R.B said...

So beautiful!!! I have not seen this before, lovely when they are bathing.
Have a nice week to you.

mountain mama said...

great shots! my grandma used to love watching birds bathe! :)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Theresa, I was beginning to think that the Mocker wasn't going to wash too much of himself... Glad he finally relaxed and enjoyed the bath.
Hugs,
Betsy

BlueShell said...

Oh...but he's enjoying...We can see that!!! Very nice photos...very well done!!!
Hug you!

BShell

ramblingwoods.com said...

I have never seen one and I am supposed to have them in my area..I went and looked at your other blog having seen 'feral woman fights back' and wanted to say that I hope you are doing ok and keep fighting!! Michelle

Rambling Woods said...

Thank you for clarifying..whoops...

Furry Bottoms said...

I confess I didn'r really know what a mockingbird looked like. They're pretty!

Modesto Viegas said...

Nice birds bathroom...
Good series!

SweetMarie said...

These are so sweet. I like Mocking birds. We have a lot around here. They are some tough cookies. They really guard their young and run the hawks off.

Martha Z said...

He's enjoying his bath but I'm glad I don't have to drink my bath water!

missing moments said...

I never see these guys up here ... but sure do enjoy them in your bath!

heyBJK said...

Great photos! Good looking bird. Especially now that he's clean. :-)

bj said...

♫♪♪...listen to the mocking bird, listen to the mocking bird....♫♪
Adorable photos....as always.:))
xo bj

Indrani said...

Great action captures.

ladyfi said...

Ah- such delightful shots!

Rose said...

I have to tell you, I have not been able to get the vision of the cardinal taking a bath out of my head since I seen it here...and though these are just as good..and I love them...I don't think they will replace the cardinal spa day: http://run-a-roundranch.blogspot.com/2011/12/cardinal-spa-day.html

Woody said...

Looks like he's having a good time. I frequently see them fighting with red-tailed hawks

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

What a pretty boy! Love to listen to their songs.

Mom of M&Ms said...

Love the splashy water in that last shot. Beautiful shot

barbara l. hale said...

Aren't mockingbirds fun. I think of them as the comedians of the bird world. Great pics!

Ellie said...

Awe what a sweet wee bird, looks like he enjoyed swimming around the bath.

Sandy said...

I love Mockingbirds !(o:

Annette said...

I know grey is supposed to be drab, but it is one of my favorite colors. Beautiful shots.

Lynne said...

Oh my . . . So pretty!

Margaret said...

I thought Mockingbirds were extinct! He is precious. Have you ever drawn/painted one of these for your giveaway? hint hint... :)

Breathtaking said...

Really lovely captures,of this dainty little mockingbird:)

Robin said...

T, wonderful shots! I've never seen a MB! I love watching the birds in the bath. Always so tentative before they take the plunge! We have a heater in our main birdbath and they still go in there even though it's cold out! Our other birdbath is frozen solid!

Andrew said...

Lovely images of your Mockingbird a beautiful little bird to see.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Texwisgirl, Nice series of pictures. I especially like that last shot showing the bird in full bath. That bird looked quite happy! Have a super day today!

Pricilla said...

We don't have mockingbirds but we do have their cousins, the catbird.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I'd wondered where our Mockingbirds had run off too--I'm glad they're having a good time at your place!!!

PS: THANKS for your comments about your girls--It helps to know I'm not alone in my problem....

Bob Bushell said...

Lovely Mockingbird.

CameraCruise said...

Beautiful close up photos!
What a beautiful bird.
Thanks for sharing.

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful birds and delightful captures! I love to watch them play/bathe in the bird baths!

Sylvia

Evelyn S. said...

I need one of those heated bird baths or water dishes. It's been below freezing here for a few weeks now, so I can't put water out for the birds. That bird is really enjoying that water!

Gillian Olson said...

A great series, what a lovely bird. My bird bath is frozen at the moment so I guess birds are going bathless here for now.

IanH said...

Nice! it looks somewhat like our Whiskey Jack.

Gary said...

Great close ups!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

mick said...

Great photos of the mockingbird and so nice of it to show itself from all sides!

Paula said...

I love to watch our mockers take a bath- they really get into it and usually all the water is gone by the time they leave! :0)

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Gorgeous images. A Mockingbird is a treat for me,as we a rely see them this far north.

Rohrerbot said...

Love this bird. We have one visit us every year and sing its' wonderful songs. They are really an interesting bird and their songs at night are really cool.

wayside wanderer said...

What a sweet face.

eileeninmd said...

Awesome photos of the Mocker bathing!

Barbara said...

I haven't seen any mockingbirds in ages - and hardly any birds are using our bird bath anymore. Sigh.

Dominique Lalonde said...

Wow !! Super photos of this bird !
Mockingbird is rarely seen here in Canada.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

I think that Mockingbirds are such beauties and they are also quite brave, standing their own against much larger raptors when they can~

Susan said...

Awwww, Just looking at him makes me feel cold. Taking a bath outdoors and all. Cute pictures! Those birds really have personality.

Julie G. said...

So very pretty! Such a cute series of bathing images. I would love to see such a sight at our bird baths.

Rita said...

There's something so sweet about watching birds bathe. Love how they ruffle up and take such delight in the splashing of the water. :)

Melodie said...

I love seeing birds take their baths!

A Quiet Corner said...

What a handsome dude!!!...:)JP

Kerri said...

These are amazing! Wow!

Chip Allen said...

Gee, a bird can't get any privacy!

Barb said...

Beauty! we, of course do not get mocking-birds :(

Springman said...

It's hard to relax with everyone watching! It sort of reminds me of the lack of privacy when the kids were underfoot. Excellent shoots!

Chatty Crone said...

I thought he was so pretty and after awhile - he lost his modesty! sandie

Flat Creek Farm said...

I truly love the mockingbird.. one of my favorites, and your captures are always beautiful! Love your header too! I've missed my visits here.. good to catch up a bit. Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, and a Very Happy New Year to you and yours! -Tammy

edenhills said...

Beautiful! I love the water drops in that last shot.

Deb said...

I saw two chasing each other today....wish I would have had my camera...great spa shots...

Saun said...

What a cute little bird....Nice captures

Randy said...

Cute bather!

Larry Ostby said...

I love Mocking Birds, what a great series. Thanks T

pattisjarrett said...

I have one that's been visiting our birdbath, too. It's feathers are so pretty this time of year.

Sush said...

I love bird baths, but my favorite has cracked in two! Going to have to find a replacement so my birdies have a place for watering this winter!
Hugs~

Linda R. said...

I really do love popping in to see your shots.. This mockingbird looks like he is enjoying his bath!! Too cute!!

Hugs, Linda

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

The Mockingbird is enjoying a dip ...

Stewart M said...

Hi there - glad that the waters not deeper - after all it to a shame To Kill and Mockingbird -

Sorry about that!

Stewart M

Fjällripan said...

Such a lovely bird!

Catherine said...

A day at the bird spa is always a wonderful thing. :)
xo Catherine

Hilke Breder said...

Cool capture of a mockingbird taking a bath! They are one of my favorite birds - love their songs. Love your header, really illustrates the way you live.

Liz said...

Oh my!! This is such a great series. Wonderful captures!!
I had no idea what a mockingbird looked like so thanks for sharing!!

Tammy said...

A mockingbird, how cool. I haven't had the privilege of meeting one yet. Did she mock you :)

Angela Häring-Christen said...

So cut, the bird is taking his bath. The pictures are amazing!
Greetings
Angela

Hilary said...

One of my favourite birds. Thanks for this.

NewMexiKen said...

See, a bird needs not be rare to be interesting and beautiful, even when dripping wet!

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