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Hummingbird bathing in a fountain — BEAUTIFUL & FUNNY!

By Gary Bogue
Tuesday, March 31st, 2009 at 6:42 am in Bird bath, hummingbirds.

Hummingbird bathing in fountain by Gayle Hasley, Concord, Calif.

Dear Gary:
It’s a beautiful day in paradise — my tiny 12’ x 20’ garden on the second highest density street in Concord.

It is filled this morning with titmice, doves, goldfinches, chickadees, hummingbirds and a huge Cooper’s hawk floating overhead, searching for things for their nest just 5 big trees away. All of the birds love the fountain in the garden and they come to drink and bath … but it is the hummers who take visible joy in it.

Hummingbird bathing in fountain by Gayle Hasley, Concord, Calif.

I am attaching my favorite photo of a hummer bathing … his feet splayed, water droplets flying, his head and beak pressed into the water — he is really into it!

Round and round he goes … I have watched them for as long as 5 minutes at a time just simply having fun.

Hope they bring as big a smile to your face as they do to mine. Enjoy!
Gayle Hasley, Concord

What can I say? I have such a big simile on my face, I can’t make my mouth work! /Gary

Hummingbird feeding after his bath by Gayle Hasley, Concord, Calif.

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No Responses to “Hummingbird bathing in a fountain — BEAUTIFUL & FUNNY!”

  1. Gayle Reece Says:

    Nature seems to fill us up with wonder. Always a nice way to create a smile. Thank you for the great photos.

  2. Erin Ulrich Says:

    How lucky you are to have witnessed that. A truly special and uplifting moment. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Ward Belding Says:

    Hummers come to our bird bath/fountain, too. How do I keep pond scum from forming and still keep it safe for birds?

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