Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Splish splash I was takin' a bath..........................












Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)
 Starlings bathing in my garden then hanging themselves out to dry

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25 comments:

mick said...

Great photos of the 'splishing and splashing'! They certainly put a lot of energy into it.

grammie g said...

Hi Andrew...fantastic photos'!!!! Right place right time.. wonderful opportunity!!
Also very very cute and funny!! :}} lol
If that was here it would be ice cubes flying...It is also snowing like crazy, and we are getting a big storm tomorrow!!

Frank said...

FABulous series Andrew. They certainly enjoy 'bath time'.

Dixxe said...

What a hoot! Now thats what we can squeaky Clean!! Adorable photos!!

duck-or-grouse said...

What wild goings on.
Nice to get them put on a display and you sure have the equipment to deal with its capture.
BTW, what does a digiscope actually do?

theconstantwalker said...

Have you seen bird watchers using spotting scopes to view birds. Basic digiscoping is just holding a point and shoot camera over the eyepiece and using the power of the scope to get a closer image. There are all kinds of brackets etc available and DSLR's can now be coupled to a scope to use as a high powered lens. Hope this helps.

pattyler1 said...

What a great series of photos!

Gary said...

Wow, do they take their bath seriously. Great series Andrew. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River.

NicoleB said...

Thanks for the laugh!
Those guys sure as heck have a bunch of fun while bathing :D
Lovely, lovely shots!

Martha Z said...

They sure look like they are having a good time.

Sally in WA said...

Great series!

holdingmoments said...

Great series Andrew. They certainly have fun and enjoy a bath.

Arija said...

How utterly delightful! I would so love to join them as our heatwave persists. They look so joyfully occupied!

Azahari Reyes @ Jason a.k.a horukuru said...

Excellent series my friend hehehe

Hilke Breder said...

They are splashing around like kids. I know birds are just like us :-) Nice images!!

Springman said...

That is one of the funniest posts I have ever seen. The energy you captured in this fantastic set boggles my mind, it simply must be seen to be believed. Brilliant post!

Dave said...

Lucky they don't live in my garden!
I would have called that 'basting' and not 'bathing!'

EmptyNester said...

Truly amazing photos! I love it when my backyard birds come to the birdbath and splash around. However, I've never gotten such wonderful photos as you did!

Adam Tilt said...

Brilliant series of photos. You've captured the character of Starlings really well.

Adam @ My Life Outside

phylliso said...

I love how you caught the droplets of water going everywhere.It helped capture the spirit of the birds sloshing around,love them,phylliso

Small City Scenes said...

Oh, too funny. They are really enjoying themselves. Great captures. MB

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What a great series! They're just having too much fun!!

JM said...

Outstanding series! Great work indeed.

theconstantwalker said...

Many thanks for all your lovely comments. It really was fun to watch.

Veronica said...

I LOVE THESE PHOTOS!!! AWESOME!!