through the screen door

 last Thursday

I heard a clatter at the water dish, so grabbed the camera and sneaked towards the front door

about six feet from where I was standing


he looked at me, so knew I was there


hesitated a second


then took a drink


then he jumped right in there!


splashed around


water splashing over the porch


he jumped up onto the edge of the cuttings pot, shook his wings out a bit


then jumped right back into the water 😄

you might notice also another crow out on the grass eating the dried mealworms I throw out. 

I might see if I can buy live ones locally, don't want to go through Amazon, delivery costs and times are ridiculous now.


Comments

  1. I adore watching birds bathe. They do so with such gusto. I am sure that they enjoy it.
    We can buy live mealworms at our local produce store, and at some (but not all) pet supply stores. I hear you about the delivery times. And they will only get worse in the lead up to Christmas.

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    1. Elephant's Child; I've seen other birds bathing, but have been too slow to get the camera. I think I will stick with the dried mealworms, I can get them at my local Woolie's.

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  2. Now that is how to enjoy a bath. We could learn from the birds and turn a chore into great fun.

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    1. Arkansas Patti; if only I had a bathtub :(

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  3. I enjoy watching birds. Great photos.

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  4. I wonder if crows and ravens have different bathing habits. I've never seen a raven bathing here.

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    1. Andrew; according to my bird book our crows are actually Little Ravens, but I still call them crows. I don't see why they would have different bathing habits, the crows here jump in and flap about just like the blackbirds do.

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    2. It is probably being too pedantic to use the word raven. I think I will use crow. Everyone knows what is a crow.

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  5. You may need to get that bird a bigger bowl! It is water happy, that's for sure.

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    1. Joanne; my brother said the same thing after I emailed him the photos. I'm not sure there is room for a bigger bowl, not without moving the cuttings pot somewhere else.

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  6. It is fun to watch them, they enjoy it so much.

    One lady wrote about an incident where she told her granddaughter, "We can't leave until Grandma has a bird bath." (That was her term for just washing up a bit at the sink).

    Literal minded granddaughter said, "Grandma, you can't! The neighbors would see you and your butt's too big!"

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    1. messymimi; ha ha, that granddaughter is spot on. I do love watching the birds bathe and never expected to see it.

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  7. Fascinating. Just love seeing birds having a bath.

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  8. We haven't had much birds around resently.
    Coffee is on and stay safe

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    1. Dora; perhaps they are all nested or flown south for the winter. They will be back in the spring.

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  9. You're a really good investigator, collecting that evidence!

    The last birds I saw were six turkey buzzards who discovered a fresh deer in the ditch beside the road. I don't know where they bathe, but they could start a tsunami! The next-to-last birds I saw were two hawks sitting on round hay bales, watching the freshly-cut field for prey. I never think of them bathing, but I'm sure they do.

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    1. Val; I have learned to sneak towards the door without a sound and freeze on the spot if a bird is there.

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  10. Yours are so chatty and clever!
    I stood like forever to catch such a chat on camera and once we were with friends and the son didn´t see I was filming and blabbered away to Ingo.
    The crow, I think, called over, "hey, this boy will leave his food on the table, he talks, not eats - come over!"
    Ours are sadly simple.
    Miss yours, yipee you have one!

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    1. Iris Flavia; I have two, they are a pair and mostly come down together but sometimes only one. Some days they don't come at all.

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  11. Oh, I was talking of Perth.... sorry, left that out...

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  12. I have two fat pigeons who live in my garden. They are very cheeky and completely unafraid of me. They love splashing around in the bird bath.

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    1. AMKT; they are fun to watch aren't they? We have pale brown doves here who also use the water dish for bathing and drinking.

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  13. We have birds fly directly into our living room windows. Sometimes it simply stinks the birds other times it kills them. It does rattle me when it happens.

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    1. I meant stuns the birds. Sometimes spell check doesn't work in my favor.

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