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Autumn Warbler Incidents, part 2 – A Bath in A Stream.

September 28, 2013

Tennessee Warbler

Last week I showed photos of a warbler taking a bath in dewy leaves- this week, here’s another warbler taking a more traditional bath.

This is a Tennessee Warbler bathing in the man-made stream next to the Blendon Woods Nature Center.  The Tennessee is a very common and somewhat drab warbler; the nature center stream attracts many birds, as my previous post on various bathing birds showed.  It’s always a pleasure seeing birds do this, and a note to garden landscapers- nothing, and I mean nothing, attracts our feathered friends like moving water.

Birds will often seem a bit nervous in the water, looking here and there as they dunk themselves, flutter their wings in the water, turn on their sides to have a good soak, and generally have a great time.  The more birds in the water at one time, the more that seem to take heart and come to join them.  This brave little migrant took this bath solo.

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The Tennessee starts to take off into the trees-

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-and arrives, still wet, on a limb.  That looked invigorating!

17 Comments leave one →
  1. September 28, 2013 9:17 pm

    What an excellent series!

    • September 28, 2013 10:11 pm

      Thanks! In the right place at the right time again. I’m thinking of staking out that stream all day and creating a ‘Bathing Birds Blog’ 😉

  2. September 29, 2013 2:24 pm

    What a beautiful place for the little warbler to choose for his bath. Wonderful series.

  3. September 29, 2013 6:51 pm

    That reminds me to have shower.

  4. September 29, 2013 7:27 pm

    What a marvelous series of images, Tracy! It looks like the perfect spot for his bath; I would love to build a little pond that looked just like that!

    • September 29, 2013 9:02 pm

      It’s a fantastic bit of landscaping, Composer! The birds love it as much as park visitors do 🙂

  5. September 30, 2013 9:16 am

    Such a great series! Now I want a telephoto lens …

  6. September 30, 2013 8:33 pm

    Those warblers certainly are a clean bunch, aren’t they?

  7. October 2, 2013 5:00 pm

    Hi Seasons, Cute bird. That little bird sure seemed to enjoy its bath. Of course, songbirds do keep their feathers very clean. Have a great day tomorrow!

  8. October 3, 2013 7:49 pm

    Birds look like they enjoy splashing in the water.


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