Saturday, May 28, 2011

Do pigeons take a shower?

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I've heard of birdbaths but never bird SHOWERS!

Doesn't it look like the second pigeon is standing under the spewing water?

This rather slimy fountain is in a monastery fishpond.
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Shalom to all the Camera Critters folks.
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25 comments:

Spiderdama said...

Recognize this place. Took a few pictures too, of pigeons that had a shower. Sweet:-)

Leif Hagen said...

I've never thought of a bird shower before now but why not?

Kate said...

Although as you say, it looks "slimy" but the birds and fish don't seem to mind!

Robin said...

What a difference the season makes. When we were there the fountain's stone wasn't slimy at all. (Here's mine :).)

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VP said...

It would be s a good idea to drown them all!

zakton said...

It's a nice place for birds to cool themselves.

Dianne said...

he does look like he's showering :)

pretty shot, slime and all

Dina said...

Spiderdama, yes, it is from our day there together with your family.

Leif, you know, I just Googled the topic and there are videos of pet birds taking a shower in the bathroom!

Kate, yeah, I suppose the more natural the better, for the animals at least.

Robin, and YOU even made a Psalm card out of the stony-clean fountain! It was a nice day there for me, meeting your family.

VP, the minute I wrote "pigeon" I wondered what wrathful reaction VP would give. LOL

Zakton, yes, I wish all the wild animals around here had such a good water source in the hot summer.

Dina said...

Dianne, shalom. Thanks!

DawnTreader said...

Well they're out in the rain all the time, aren't they? this end of the world, anyway! :) Nice picture!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

I do know that they make a 'shower' of water in our yard...from the bird bath. LOL

I do so love the beauty of your photo!!!

My Critter blog this week is a photo of a laughing gull, AND I added a touching dog video -1.5 minutes long- of a dog that was blown away in a tornado only to CRAWL home 2 weeks later. It's a must see...the stamina and determination of animals.

Have a great weekend.

Here's my link to Camera Critters.

Jidhu Jose said...

nice shot.
mine is here : http://jidhujose.blogspot.com/2011/05/day-221-one-tusker.html

Dina said...

Dawn Treader, unfortunately we don't have all that much rain for birds to be out in. Maybe they DO like it when it comes.

Hootin' Anni, your post is full of good stuff. I had some laughs.

Jedediah said...

I've had budgies who loved showers and I know parrots do, so why not pigeons? It looks like a tranquil place.

Winchester Daily Photos said...

VP's comment is funny! Pigeons & seagulls are not well loved!

Petrea Burchard said...

I think birds like to splash a bit. Most folks do.

Kay L. Davies said...

I think the pigeons are having fun! Lovely photo, Dina.
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Rob and Mandy said...

They really seem to like. I have at least 2 dozen photos of them, taken pretty much everywhere, from Auckland to Anchorage.

eileeninmd said...

Cute capture, maybe they just wanted to oool off?

Dave said...

Great shot. The pigeon obviously liked the feel of the water spray.

spacedlaw said...

In more rainy places they don't need to take showers: showers come to them!

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous critter!

My Critter post, have a blessed Sunday!

Kay said...

It must be a hot day. The cool water must feel good, slime or no slime.

JM said...

How funny! :-)

Becca said...

That's pretty cute :)