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

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 with any added information about same) and I’ll print them here. The more, the merrier, as they say! /Gary
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Posted on Wednesday, August 10th, 2011
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Hummingbird bathing in a fountain — BEAUTIFUL & FUNNY!

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.
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Posted on Tuesday, March 31st, 2009
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