Monday, July 5, 2010
It's not the heat... yeah, it's the heat.
It's very hot today, or maybe i just feel it is more since my air conditioning isn't quite working. I did notice this very young grackle (at least i believe it is one, harder to tell when they are wet) taking a bath in a basin i have out. When he saw me, he would jump out, and get ready to fly away if i made a move toward him, but then would jump right back in and splash around a bit. I have a proper bird bath, but at some point it tipped over and now has a larger crack in it that lets water run out. It's not broken apart, but the crack is enough that it leaks. So i leave this basin out, and see birds and squirrels occasionally drinking from it, but this is one of the rare times i've seen bathing.