As Maia T was so taken by the bathing blackbird yesterday, I thought I’d just throw up a few of the other pics from that same ‘photoshoot’.
So our nesting female greatly appreciates a daily bath, usually the same sort of early evening slot. But whenever any bird takes interest in anything, the starling mob usually want a piece of the action.
But she was in no mood to share, as she soon made clear…
The starling was happy to try a different angle of attack…
And reluctantly, having held out and had a good wash first, the blackbird gave up the bath.
Of course, hanging around close enough gets you a handy shower.
And if you are one starling, there’ll soon be others seeing if they are missing out:
And soon potential bathing buddies:
And, eventually, a queue: