An unusual pair at the swimming hole - the Brown Thrasher and the Eastern Bluebird.
Neither one appeared bothered by the other - don't you love it when people, animals
and even birds get along together, sharing the same space, attending to their personal
needs, even singing a song whilst doing it.
This is a male bluebird but as the male and female thrashers are identical,
I'm not sure if this is mixed bathing, or two of the boys getting squeaky clean to
pursue their respective mates.
It's that time of year again, the birds are definitely feeling romantic and are
in nest-building mode.
Bob and I will soon be off on the water ourselves.
The Mediterranean calls and we're looking forward to the trip
around Sicily and Malta.
My neighbors and family members who stop by will hopefully keep the
bird baths topped up - with all that splashing the water level soon
drops and bathing becomes difficult for the larger birds.