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Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Bath time.

This Cape Robin-Chat came for his usual evening bath in the dogs sandstone water bowl. I was lucky enough to get my camera before he flew off. Set the camera on continuous shooting and pressed the shutter release. Took 20 photos in less than a minute, many of them are just a blur as the bird bathed.

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Water's just right.

Head down and a blur of wings as the water is sent spraying into the air.

Give the wings a good fast flap to dry them...,

Lastly a vigorous shake of the tail. All clean and set for bed.


Joyful said...

I do love robins. I remember seeing so many as a child but don't seem to see as many these days.

Mark Kautz/Shoreman said...

Nothing like a good bath to get you ready for bed. We have many of the old "Robin Red Brest", but they are not nearly as colorful as yours.