Thursday, July 30, 2009

Swimmin' hole!

Hey! It's really hot here! Even the bush tits are looking for some relief.

The bush tits come around to get a drink quite often. But this is the first time, I've seen them actually take a dip.

Their technique is quite awkward - maybe they're afraid of water. They gather on the edges and look for a long time. Then, a big jump through the water with a lot of wing-flapping gets them in and out too quickly for my camera lens to capture.

The bird bath is a pretty popular place these days with birds, bees and even squirrels. If I were the size of Tinker Bell, I could swim there, too.


Joanna said...

Imagine how fun it would be to swim with the birds in that little grotto. I went swimming with my dogs last night though. Well, actually just Maggie since Geordie only wades. The lake was like soup, but still it cooled us off.

Paws on the Run said...

I heard you guys were having a bit of a hot spell there! I hope you are managing to keep cool.

Rudee said...

It's still pretty moderate here although at the sun is shining. That's a change for the good!

I love your photos.

Mimi said...

Aren't they cute?
Is that a hanging basket under the bird bath?

Stephanie V said...

Mimi- it is a hanging basket with a flat ceramic dish for the bath. It's up in a tree where the cats aren't likely to get at it.


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