Sunday, November 08, 2009

BATHING SPARROW

before we get to the bathing sparrow, i caught this pair of male house finches drinking this morning. i'd never seen one before (thanks for the correction, MR.) i thought my eyes were deceiving me! the bird action was so fast that i was not able to get the correct camera settings before shooting this...i think i'll take a bath...
what a warm, beautiful day, the water temperature is perfect!



i think i'm clean now...
hey, wait...
are you spying on me?
(that sparrow was spinning so fast that my camera only stopped the water droplets! that's fast!)

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sorry, no such thing as a "red-headed" sparrow. Your little red headed birds were two male house finches. Love your new frosty banner. MR

miss m (InfG) said...

What a precious moment to capture. B-Oo-T-Ful !

ps. I've never seen a male house finch either.

sophie munns said...

wonderful!
S

vrtlarica said...

This is the cutest thing! And great shots you have! Just lovely!

Connie said...

Priceless photos of our feathered friends. :-)

Lynne said...

I think this is the nicest post on a blog I have seen for a long time. Such lovely content and good photography. I smiled my way through the pics. Thanks :-)

em said...

mr: saw a male finch today and he looked even redder!

miss m: not only that, but there are red-headed sparrow photos on the web! i should have checked my bird book first.

sophie munns, thanks for visiting again!

vrtlarica: thanks for the visit! i checked out your blog and it's very interesting!

connie, thanks!

lynne, thanks, that's one of the nicest comments i've had!

Kerri said...

You've outdone yourself with this series of photos, Em. Really, truly wonderful.
The little sparrow is giving you a foul stare, isn't she? "You humans are so rude! Can't a sparrow bathe in peace?" :)
We get more purples than house finches, but the purples are feeding somewhere else at the moment. I'm sure they'll be back. Hope it's soon.

em said...

hi kerri, thanks for the comment! i'm not sure if i was invading the sparrow's privacy, or if she was intent on internet fame! i'd love to see a purple finch, we don't seem to have them here.

Anonymous said...

OMG! Call cute overload!

sis