Sunday, 10 July 2016

Any Puddle Will Do

We often see Blackbirds and House Sparrows taking advantage of puddles down the lane as bathing areas. I try to get the occasional photo but usually by the time I have zoomed in and pressed the shutter the birds have flown, as with this Sparrow:


Today one particular male Blackbird was made of hardier stuff and watched to see how close we were going to get:


We stopped a short distance away and Mr. Blackbird concluded it was safe to carry on:


I don't blame him as the temperature was about 24C with a strong warm breeze. Once we started to approach again he watched us ....


... until we got too close for comfort. He then flew a short distance away. Once we had passed I looked back and he had returned to finish his disturbed ablutions.

1 comment:

Thank you for visiting. Hope you enjoyed the pictures. Any comment, or correction to any information or identification I get wrong, is most welcome. John

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