Our den is a great place to sit and watch the animals that just looove our back yard. As I’ve mentioned before, there are a lot of birds to be seen this year – including the very common American Robin. It’s probably one of the most prevalent birds in the US, and as such is often ignored and under appreciated. They have a wonderful song and can be feisty and full of character at times. They take a few steps in a quick burst, stop, cock their heads to the side, and inevitably yank a worm right out of the ground. The Robin seems to be one of the best at finding something to eat, which may explain their large numbers. At any rate, I find all life forms fascinating and thought I’d share a few pics I snapped of a somewhat young Robin enjoying a bath in our back yard.
This first pic made me laugh because this little fella resembles a penguin with the way he’s holding his body.
In the second pic he’s in the middle of a refreshing bath. I don’t know about you, but that makes me want to go swimming in a mountain river somewhere.
In this third pic he’s pausing to check his surroundings. I just love the way the feathers are standing up on his head. To me, it gives him a little adolescent feisty look.
In this fourth pic I’ve been busted! He caught me observing his bath time and decided he didn’t like me or the big black canon (actually a Nikon :p ) pointed his way. After this intimidating look he took flight and went about his merry life – probably to find another worm for lunch.