Sometimes the temperature of a sunny day is a bit too high for some birds, this factor makes them look for the best way to refresh themselves, some go to a shaded place and some other find the way to find some fresh water! Water will not only refresh them but at the same time, wash up all impurities they might be carrying on their feathers.
I’ve made it into a habit to leave a large dish filled with fresh water for the thirsty birds or like in this case, for any bird that want’s to enjoy a fresh bath.
This female Brown-headed Cowbird was more than happy to jump in the water and shake her tail to full delight! She did it until she was soaked. I was happy to see this bird enjoying one of most simple pleasures in the world: When a hot body gets in contact with fresh water.
At least that’s my opinion about simple pleasures! But of course, I could be wrong. What do you think?
Text and photographs © HJ Ruiz – Avian101