House Sparrow Passer domesticus Bathing
29 June 2013
It is sometimes hard to believe that other than for the feather-cleaning necessity of bathing, birds do not simply enjoy a bath in the same way that we do. This female House Sparrow returned time and again to splash in our bird bath, far beyond what was required for feather maintenance it seemed to me. It appeared simply to delight in splashing in the water in the bright sunshine of a late June day.