Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Bath time for a Blue Jay

It was very hot here in Virginia today,  91 deg F.  Supposed to be even hotter tomorrow.  The Blue Jay was enjoying a nice cool bath not long after I had filled the water bowl.  


I am linking with Stewart's Wild Bird Wednesday which you can find here.   Thank you for hosting Stewart, this is a very enjoyable meme and one I enjoy participating in.

29 comments:

Kay said...

Oh my goodness! What an incredible header shot!!!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Beautiful! I saw birds taking showers by flying through the fountain in the Botanic Garden.

Cloudia said...

Nice bluebird. But your header is amazing!

Aloha

Elephant's Child said...

In those temperatures who could blame it? Beautiful bird, beautiful photo. Thank you.

Valerie said...

The Jay is a lovely bird. I so enjoy seeing birds bathing.

Kerri said...

Wonderful! and LOVE your header!!

eileeninmd said...

Denise, cute shot of the Jay's bathtime. Have a happy day!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

So cute. We have to put ice cubes in our bird bath twice a day, it's been so hot hot hot....don't want to scald the birds.

Linda Gross said...

Whenever it rains a puddle forms at the bottom of the driveway across the street from our house. The birds love to bathe there. It has been hot here too. The neighbors are using a water sprinkler to water their plants. I watched the birds flutter around the sprinkler. They were enjoying the water sprinkles.

Carletta said...

It was always the humidity that went with the temps in Virginia that always did me in. :)
I don't blame Mr. Blue Jay for sitting in the bowl of water!

TexWisGirl said...

glad you give them a spot to cool down.

i beati said...

very sweet

pattisjarrett said...

I was also smitten with your header shot. What a beautiful butterfly! Love your Blue Jay. I almost posted one in the birdbath today. It was a good day for it here in Virginia.

Karen said...

WHat a cute shot. Doesn't look like he is any hurry to leave!

Michael (Light-In-A-Box) said...

Hey what a great shot, beautiful bird. Sounds like you could fry eggs on the pavement though! Have a great week. : )

imac said...

Must be Friday night lol Great pics

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Denise I love to see birds bathing. They always look through other when they have finished. Margaret

jabblog said...

What a pretty bird. Water is so important for birds throughout the year but particularly at the extremes of cold and heat.

Carver said...

Good shot of the bluejay. He looks like a happy bather.

DeniseinVA said...

Thanks for vising my Blue-Jay everyone. Always nice to read your comments and I hope I have also visited your blogs by now.

Neil said...

Beautiful bird.

diane b said...

I bet you feel like jumping in the cool water with him. Your header is stunning.

Betty Manousos said...

how very cute!

hope you have a great rest of your week!:)x

Minoru Saito said...

Hi! Nice capture. It looks like a paradise for this bird. Thanks for sharing.

Stewart M said...

Great picture - so important to give the birds water in summer as well as food in winter.

Glad you like being involved with WBW!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Indrani said...

Such a cute shot!

ladyfi said...

How sweet!

Titania said...

Denise, I have never seen a bird with a matching birdbath. Delightful.

Kay said...

I sure hope it's a lot cooler now.