Sunday, May 5, 2019

Bathing Bird

A bird bath nestles between the flowering shrubs in the Smithsonian’s Ripley Garden. It's a popular place. I watched this guy for a good five minutes, flapping his wings, ducking his head under the water,  splashing droplets in all directions. He knew I was watching and stopped a time or two to stare at me, with a look that said "This is MY garden and MY bath so Whatsitooya??" Then he flew off, leaving another shower of  shower of droplets in his wake.