Saturday, 2 November 2013

"hoovers" had a bath................................................. it was so funny to watch

I had only just changed the water in the bird bath when "hoover" the Woodpigeon decided to have a wash.

Woodpigeon (Columba palumbus).

 "Splish Splash I was takin a bath"

All the birds drink and bathe here...

...but I've never seen anything going at it with so much gusto.

As clear as the fresh water was... it was the colour of milk when he'd finished.
It was really funny to watch... I was still laughing changing his bath water a few minutes later.

Linking to Camera CrittersThe Bird D'pot and Our World Tuesday

33 comments:

Sandra said...

thanks for the smiles

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Andrew Well that made me laugh. these shots are superb. Yes they need to get rid of the white powder so that they can replace it and then they are able to waterproof their outer feathers.

Magia da Inês said...

❥°º•.¸
Super lindo!!! Amei essa série de fotos, com o movimento das gotinhas de água.

Ótimo mês de novembro!
Bom fim de semana!
Beijinhos do Brasil ❥°º•.¸

TexWisGirl said...

very cute!

Our photos said...

Hahaha, It is so cute!
Greetings, RW & SK

Stephanie said...

That made me LOL, so very cute. You did great job at capturing these.

Wally Jones said...

Now that was neat to watch!
Nice job getting the images!

Kay L. Davies said...

You've made my day. What fabulous shots! This is why birdbaths are made and why people buy them, in hopes of such a sight. Few get to see such enthusiastic use of their birdbaths, but there's always hope.
K

DawnTreader said...

Had to laugh at these pictures too :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

So dang cute~~~ He is lucky to have such a good bath attendant there, changing the water as needed ;>)....worth it for the laughs though; I'd be delighted to do it. Thanks for sharing.

genie said...

This one cracked me up looking at the splashing and splashing. What a major bath that was...and the milky water. I have yet to have ever seen a bird in my little bath. There is always hope.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

A wonderful show. I like the dirt bath water reference.

Bob Bushell said...

Ha ha haa ha
it looks so funny, cheers Andrew.

Carole M. said...

it's a good feeling to know how much the birds enjoy the offerings you give; great series Andrew

Stewart M said...

Nice set of pictures - makes me wonder what sort of muck it was washing off.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

HansHB said...

This is a great serie!
Well done!

Anni said...

I loved these photos!!! What great timing. You did a marvelous job Andrew.

Cezar and Léia said...

Bonjour Andrew! Again, a splendid serie of pictures.Delicious bath!
Léia

Gunilla Bäck said...

These made me smile! I love the shots with the water drops flying around.

Brian King said...

I was going to say I bet you had to change the water again! LOL! He wasn't shy about his bath!

Mama Zen said...

This is such a cool series of shots!

Cath.H.C Photography said...

Bonjour,
Je découvre ton blog, j'aime beaucoup ton travail. Des aventures et de très belles photos d'une beauté incroyable.
Je suis artiste peintre, photographe amateur; je me suis inscrite pour suivre tes publications!
Je t'invite à me rendre visite sur mes blogs, merci beaucoup et bonne soirée! Cath

David Oliver said...

Great shots, I love watching birds take a bath.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, how funny and WILD!! I love it and what terrific captures, Andrew!! Thanks for sharing the fun -- and what a CLEAN bird!!!

Fun60 said...

Maybe had a hot date.

ladyfi said...

Marvellous shots!

Cynthia said...

Love these photos! Can't count how many times this has happened when I put fresh water in the birdbath but never been lucky enough to catch it in photos!

Frostbite and Sunburn said...

Wonderful series of shots - I'd have been laughing too. He was obviously just impressed you'd run a nice bath for him!

Electra said...

These are spectacular shots! Bravo!

Liz said...

That's wonderful!

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

So funny! I love watching birds take a bath.

tradgardssurr said...

That pigeon had a blast! :)

Karen said...

What fun Andrew, gave me a well needed giggle!