Monday, April 14, 2014

The Pine Warbler Couple

Rain is heading this way but we really need it to wash away the yellow coating of pollen.  The last couple of days with the wind blowing things are also dry and a nice rain should freshen things up.  The birds have steadily making use of the disappearing fountain to clean the pollen from their feathers.

 I got pretty tickled with this pair. They came together and both bathed for a minute then one flew off and sat on a limb above while the other bathed.  They repeated their visit three times.  Looks like it must have felt good to them.

7 comments:

Coppertop said...

How cute. Love your photos and stories, Paula!

G L Buzzell said...

I was thinking the same thing about the rain washing away some of this pollen. It's pretty neat when they keep coming back for more photo ops.

Paula said...

Thanks Liz. I am constantly fascinated by animal behavior.

Paula said...

Hi Gladys, yes, we have had several good showers this morning and already the air feels cleaner. I can appreciate how the birds must feel, They really did seems to enjoy bathing.

Metis Birding said...
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Metis Birding said...

What a lovely couple! I am from NC as well. The rain we had today definitely took care of the pollen...if only for a day or two!

Paula said...

Hello Metis Birding, You are correct in the break being only a brief reprieve. I noticed by yesterday afternoon the pollen was already beginning to build again. Thanks for stopping by.