Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Splish splash I was taking a bath....................................................................

I have been sorting through my old images and clearing out the rubbish.
It's been a long and ongoing process... my computer sighs with relief when I click  " empty the recycle bin"

These were taken on the 2nd of May 2009... almost three years ago to the day.
I have already shared some before... but it was over a year ago.

                                                 It's the same birdbath I still have in my garden.

               The one my garden squirrel used it as a prop to jump over in my little video clip earlier this week.


                             Quite a few images make up this post... I hope you enjoy seeing them.






" Let's do it again... and really go for it."



 Could you scrub my back? 

Let's have a "bubble bath" !!

 That was so much fun.

A quick shake...

... and a preen.


Starlings are lovely birds to see up close... these bathers were wonderful to watch.
I couldn't believe three years have past since I took these images.

34 comments:

Bob Bushell said...

They are happy aren't they.

Rohrerbot said...

Lovely images Andrew! I love watching birds go crazy in a the bath. Nice series of photos here.

John said...

Great shots of the Starlings Andrew! A much under-rated bird, if it were rarer people would travel a long way to see it for its beautiful plumage!
J
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Denise said...

Fabulous photos here, you can almost feel the joy in those little bodies.

Kay said...

Those are fantastic captures. Great photographs.

Kay

Joop Zand said...

It's a very nice serie Andrew...... good work again.

greetings, Joop

HWIT BLOGG said...

Lovely lovely images!
Take care..
Greetings,
Titti

Helene said...

What great photos! You couldn't help but smile...and the comments helped!

Sandra said...

Andrew, these are fantastic! i love each and ever one. so fun to look at and really good photography.

Carole M. said...

Hi Drew! I see your title and I think of the song from my teens. Likewise I've been ruthless and deleting over and over. Don't you just like the sound of the recycle bin emptying?! CLUNK, like someone's slamming the door. It does you good; just imagine what it does for our computers. Those starlings sure were having a great time in the birdbath.

TexWisGirl said...

just perfect! :)

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Wonderful. Perhaps you could rig up a blow drier for them to use afterwards.

Gillian Olson said...

What a hilarious series, and great pictures Andrew.

Jean said...

I love bird bath action shots and really enjoyed yours. So glad you didn't delete them Andrew!

Susan Scheid said...

Wonderful!

Dianne said...

You've made my day! Wonderful captures as always .

Horst in Edmonton said...

Oh that would have been fun to watch. Great photos Andrew. Hope you get to see more birds taking a bath this summer.

Abhinav said...

Wonderful captures !

heyBJK said...

Love these shots, Andrew! They actually look a little pissed off near the end. LOL!

Marias Teater said...

Andrew, the cheerful and happy series. And after words they thank you and me with the singing! Lovely and special!

The Herald said...

Great set of images Andrew.

I always like to see the Starlings in the birdbath,they're such energetic bathers, at times they have almost emptied my birdbath with all their splashing!!...[;o)

Hilke Breder said...

Love your starlings frolicking in the bath. So joyous - like kids without a care in the world!

Pantherka said...

Wow, this is beautiful Andrew, very nice series of photos.

Susan said...

I have never seen such delight in birds taking a bath. Wonderful photos Andrew. Totally awesome dude!

holdingmoments said...

Great shots Andrew.
I always enjoy watching Starlings bathe. They put 100% effort into it lol

Light and Voices said...

Darling little starlings taking a bath ....splish....splash, I'm taking a bath all on a Saturday night...remember that song? Post was adorable this week.
Joyce M

Chatty Crone said...

Now that is what I call a bath! sandie

Tais Luso said...

Lindo! Pegou os pássaros em seus mais diversos movimentos, e que lindas árvores!

Abraços pra você.
Tais

JM said...

Absolutely gorgeous series! Fantastic shots, Andrew.

Ruby said...

Cool images Andrew!!

The Glebe Blog said...

A cracking set of pictures Andrew. Fabulous detail.

Dimple said...

Wow, these are great! I laughed clear through.

Thanks for dropping by the little love I shared with Leontien. Your garden shots are beautiful, I'm sure she will be encouraged.

Blessings!

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

So darn cute -- every picture is wonderful and the narrative along with it makes me laugh! Andrew, I can't imagine how you could ever ever throw any of your pictures away.

Liz said...

Absolutely wonderful captures, Andrew! Looks like a lot of birdy fun was had :)