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:

  1. What delightful shots.

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

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

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  4. wow...these shots are all so fabulous!

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  5. Beautiful set of refreshing pictures!

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

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

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  8. Wonderful series.
    Best regards!

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  9. A drinking Starling, brilliant photos.

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  10. good to see a welcome water source for the wildlife Karen

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

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

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  13. Incredible shots Karen. I love coming here. Hug B

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  14. The 'mess' made me giggle!!

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

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

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  16. Great pool attendance!! Boom, Bobbi and Gary.

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

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  18. That is one, chubby squirrel!!

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  19. delightful shots of the starling

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

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  21. Looks as if that birdie really enjoyed his bath!

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  22. 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!!

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

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

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

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

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

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  28. Birds having a bath always seem so joyful!

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  29. Birds having a bath always seem so joyful!

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  30. Awesome photos! I love the waterdrops flying around.

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

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

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

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

    Andrea @ From The Sol

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  35. 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*

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  36. Super 'splashing' images Karen.

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

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

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

    enjoy your week. ( :

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  40. Wonderful shots, hope the weather cools down for you.

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

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  42. Great photos and cute birds.

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

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  44. 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*

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  45. 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

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  46. 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

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  47. Great shots of these critters at the pool!

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

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

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

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  51. Really like the bird bath shots! Lots of action!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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

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

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