Friday, January 28, 2011

a river of stones - Jan 28

near the water’s edge
a sparrow bathes
in the sand

7 comments:

  1. Why would it choose sand and not water to bathe in?

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  2. There two main reasons why some birds "dust" bath. Dust absorbs access oils and helps to maintain their feathers. Secondly, it helps to rid them of parasites.

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  3. That's beautifully captured!

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  4. thankyou. the sparrow looks so vigorous and focused on the task.

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  5. Saw them doing this in the sand on small beach in front of my house today. A quick dip in the edge of the water first, then a snuggle down in warm sand. It gets rid of parasites.

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