Monday, June 2, 2014

Dunking, Drinking And Debris

 
 It's become very hot, very fast this week.
Daytime temperatures are reaching the high 80's.
Backyard critters are enjoying the "pool".
 
 


Starling dunking

Black squirrel drinking
 
Grey squirrel...making a mess!

 
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57 comments:

Linda W. said...

Nice action shots!

ladyfi said...

What delightful shots.

mick said...

Great photos and I like all the creatures that visited your backyard pool! The birds looks so cute all wet like that!

Elephant's Child said...

Gorgeous. I hope that you too have a cool haven in which to escape the heat.

Siddhartha Joshi said...

wow...these shots are all so fabulous!

magiceye said...

Beautiful set of refreshing pictures!

Photo Cache said...

what beautiful shots and how fun it must have been to watch them and photograph them.

Mascha said...

Oh yeah, the all need water... and that is fun!
Great pictures :-)

Robert Nicolaescu said...

Wonderful series.
Best regards!

Bob Bushell said...

A drinking Starling, brilliant photos.

Carole M. said...

good to see a welcome water source for the wildlife Karen

eileeninmd said...

Fun bath time shots. Love the starlings images. Have a happy day!

Ileana said...

Great pictures! It is time for a good bath!:) Have a nice day!

Buttons said...

Incredible shots Karen. I love coming here. Hug B

HOOTIN ANNI said...

The 'mess' made me giggle!!

LOVE the bathing action shots of the starling. And he black squirrel drinking so daintily.

Susan said...

They put their all into a bath don't they. This little one is certainly having fun :D)

Gary Phillips said...

Great pool attendance!! Boom, Bobbi and Gary.

TexWisGirl said...

loved 'em all! love when birds just throw themselves into their baths. and that grey squirrel is another bubba!

Michelle said...

That is one, chubby squirrel!!

Gerald (SK14) said...

delightful shots of the starling

Gail Dixon said...

Awesome water shots, Karen! I wish ours would bathe in the bird bath. So far they only drink from it. These are great!

Muffie said...

Looks as if that birdie really enjoyed his bath!

Sylvia K said...

I love all of these today Karen -- as always!!Sorry I'm so late getting here, but I was having the usual blogger problems and was unable to leave a comment on earlier visits!! Hope your week is off to a great start!!

Ela said...

Such great shots. Birds and other animals like to bathe in the water!

Nancy J said...

Super photos and words. suddenly, you have heat, we have cold. Cheers,Jean.

Leora said...

Makes me want to take a splashy bath, too! Great shots.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Jeez you kind of went from winter right into mid-summer. Your critters are loving the water you provide.

Debbie said...

hehehe, you nailed it!! everyone played their part exactly the way they do here!!

RedPat said...

Birds having a bath always seem so joyful!

RedPat said...

Birds having a bath always seem so joyful!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Awesome photos! I love the waterdrops flying around.

Dee D said...

Wow! Those are some awesome pics! You're a really great photographer... :)

Christian Weiß said...

Wonderful action series.

Felicia said...

I love to see pictures of birds bathing. so cute.

Lisa Gordon said...

They look like they're having so much fun!! :-)

Andrea Priebe said...

I love the spiked do on the Starling. A Fun set of pictures,Karen.

Andrea @ From The Sol

Carver said...

Wonderful bath shots.

orchid Miyako said...

Wow, they ARE enjoying bathing; love the spattering water♡♡♡ Did you have a comfortable period? We did have a unusual high temperature last couple days(^^;)

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Frank said...

Super 'splashing' images Karen.

Brian King said...

LOL! Great shots! Birds always look so angry after a bath!

Stephanie said...

I so enjoy viewing your photography! Love the water splashing detailed images.

Beth @ "E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

smart little creatures. i love the bird shots. they really do enjoy their baths. so fun!

enjoy your week. ( :

Anonymous said...

Wonderful shots, hope the weather cools down for you.

Margaret Adamson said...

Fantastic shots at the bird bath.

Carletta said...

Water fun for all! I agree with Brian about the angry bird look. :)

lifepassingmoments said...

Great photos and cute birds.

Cosette Paneque said...

Great photos. I love the one of the bird bathing.

Les... said...

top shots!! love the starling bath ones, especially the 4th one, it has got the full punk look there! stunning capture!!!

always love your squirrel shots too, *S*

grammie g said...

Hi Karen.... Oh my goodness these are great!! Bird's bathing are so cute and funny comical,it is a good thing we don't have to go through all that to get clean! : }

Grace

grammie g said...

Hi Karen.... Oh my goodness these are great!! Bird's bathing are so cute and funny comical,it is a good thing we don't have to go through all that to get clean! : }

Grace

Pat said...

Great shots of these critters at the pool!

Arija said...

Fabulous succession of shots of the starling and who expects a squirrel to be anything but messy?

Icy BC said...

Oh how fun to watch and take photos! Love this series of shots, Karen

Rambling Woods said...

Great bath photos... Hmmmmm... I find peanuts in my birdbath too.... Michelle

Stewart M said...

Really like the bird bath shots! Lots of action!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

maryaustria said...

These shots are so gorgeous! This bird is really cute! And also the squirrel! Wonderful!

Sandra said...

amazing!!! the birds and squirrels, the photos and your photography skills..