Tuesday, November 14, 2017


I had just finished filling the bird bath with fresh water this morning when this rascal showed up.

He looked to his right.

He looked to his left.

He looked straight at where Blackwell and I were watching him through the window.

What was he so cautious about?


Bath day.

Some birds are more modest than others, I guess.


  1. I'm glad you're posting bird bath pictures since we don't have one at our new house (YET!).

  2. Perhaps she was just shy. How about a bird-bath shower curtain?

  3. He was wondering why you so rudely refused to provide a shower cap.

  4. That's a great picture of him taking the plunge!

  5. I love the idea of Tom's shower curtain.

  6. Oh, what lovely photos -- and what a beautiful bird. It's a scrub jay, right? I've seen one in my life (so far), on a trip out west, and they are gorgeous. I love jays.

  7. Very cute, but not as cute as the commentary! LOL

  8. How fun! I love those Mountain Jays but, they will clean you out of peanuts in record time if you put any out.

  9. My mom was losing her cognizance toward the end of her life. I took care of her and dad in their final years. I found an old pitcher pump in the shed out back and I used to to contrive an old country style fountain in the back yard, under the big tree, in clear view of the sliding doors where mom and dad would sit in their wheel chairs and look out. The mountain jays loved the shower. They would swim in the small catch basic I dug at the base of the fountain and run under the stream.
    After they would finish and fly away mom would call me to turn it off. I was wasting water. She could not perceive that a little pump was recirculating the water.
    Your picture brought back those memories, thanks.


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