In my previous blog post, I shared some pictures of Cedar Waxwings enjoying the water at my birdbath. They were so mesmerizing that they practically dominated the birdbath for four consecutive days. However, today’s photo is of an American Robin who managed to sneak in and take a quick dip.
If you’re a bird lover, it’s always fascinating to watch them, even when they are just splashing around in a birdbath. The American Robin is one of the many bird species that enjoy bathing in water sources. If you’re thinking of setting up a birdbath, make sure it has a shallow depth so that birds like the American Robin can comfortably take a dip.
In addition to bathing, birds need to preen their feathers regularly to keep them clean, dry, and in good condition. Birds use their beaks to arrange their feathers and remove dirt and parasites from their plumage. Feathers are essential for birds as they provide insulation, help regulate body temperature, and aid in flight. If you notice a bird with ruffled or wet feathers, they may be unable to fly, which makes them vulnerable to predators.
If you’re looking to attract more birds to your backyard, consider providing food, water, and shelter. You can buy bird feeders and birdhouses, or you can create your own using recycled materials. Keep in mind that different bird species have unique requirements, so it’s essential to research which foods and habitats are suitable for the birds in your area. By providing for birds, you’ll not only be helping them survive but also providing yourself with a source of entertainment and enjoyment.
- Camera: Canon EOS R7
- Lens: Canon RF 100-500 mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM
- Location: Lavaca (Arkansas)
- Date and Time Taken: April 21, 2023 (01:01 P. M.)
- Exposure Mode: Manual
- Aperture: f8
- Shutter speed: 1/3200
- ISO: 6400 (Auto)
- Focal Length: 500 mm