Water water everywhere!

The weather has been hot, hot, hot and the birds both big and small have been grateful for the bird baths. It is the first time I have seen one of the mourning doves in the bird bath having a splash.

At first I saw this dove in the bath and it was taking a drink.

And then whoosh in it went for a splash!

This American Goldfinch came for a drink but did not feel the need for a bath.

This post is inspired by Jez’s Water Water Everywhere! If you have a water photo take a look at Jez’s Water Water Everywhere posts and see how you can join in the fun!

31 Comments Add yours

  1. Absolutely beautiful. Thank you 🌍😊

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  2. Wow! I think you need a bigger bird bath!

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    1. anne leueen says:

      We also have one on the ground.

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      1. Which birds go in the one on the ground?

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        1. anne leueen says:

          The doves go to the ground one to drink. And the squirrels like the ground one for drinking. If we get crows they use it as well.

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          1. Sometimes I worry about doves. I would think they are easy pickings for predators. One morning in the winter I went to feed the birds in the back and 3 doves were sitting at my sliding glass door waiting, although they looked like they slept there.

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          2. anne leueen says:

            We do have hawks here but I have never seen one take a swoop at the doves or squirrels. In the garden at the back of the house a hawk got a chipmunk once. But that was in mid winter . Interesting about your doves.

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          3. I can not always tell what the hawks are catching. I know when an owl or hawk is in the immediate area the blue jays go nuts. They warn everyone in the area of danger. I used to think blue jays were annoying, but now I think they are like the burglar alarm system of the woods.

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  3. foxturbo says:

    thanks for the post this bird is a very beautiful bird here in the backyard

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  4. foxturbo says:

    No quintal de minha casa tem dessas pombinhas

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    1. anne leueen says:

      These doves are everywhere. Thanks for commenting.

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  5. Emma Cownie says:

    I am sure that bird bath is much appreciated by the birds!

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Yes Emma it is especially when the weather is hot

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  6. So cute to watch birds taking a bath. They enjoy splashing around.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      They do indeed!

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  7. Amy says:

    How fun to see birds playing with water!

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    1. anne leueen says:

      It is a lot of fun to watch them.

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    2. anne leueen says:

      They love it when the weather is hot.

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  8. Prior... says:

    Fun post and the goldfinch is beautiful perched at the site for a drink of water

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you! I’m glad you enjoyed the post.

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      1. Prior... says:

        😊🌸🌸🌸

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  9. Aw, so pretty! Our birds love doing that too Lol.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      They look like they enjoy it especially in the hot weather. Thanks for commenting Lillian.

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  10. Michele Lee says:

    These are wonderful, Anne!

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you Michele!

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  11. A lovely catch, Anne! The mourning dove looked like he was really enjoying himself.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      I think he was. Thanks for this comment!

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  12. VJ says:

    These photos make me smile.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      I am glad they made you smile. We need all the smiles we can get! Thanks for letting me know.

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