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Dirty birds: “Splish, splash, I was taking a bath … “

By Gary Bogue
Wednesday, August 10th, 2011 at 6:07 am in Bird bath, Birds.

Mourning dove taking a bath. Photo by Joe Oliver, Walnut Creek, CA
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There’s nothing like a cool bath on a hot summer day.

That’s what these birds think.

Everyone’s got their own little bathing technique. Check these out.

Got any photographs of birds bathing in your backyard? Email me a copy to gbogue@bayareanewsgroup.com(along with any added information about same) and I’ll print them here. The more, the merrier, as they say! /Gary

Golden-crowned sparrow taking a bath. Photo by Joe Oliver, Walnut Creek, CA
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California towhee taking a bath. Photo by Joe Oliver, Walnut Creek, CA
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Lesser goldfinch taking a bath. Photo by Joe Oliver, Walnut Creek, CA
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Anna’s hummingbird, preens after taking her bath. Photo by Joe Oliver, Walnut Creek, CA
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