Birder's Eye View

Monday, June 28, 2010

Wrens' day at the spa

Yesterday evening when it was getting dark, my mom made an interesting discovery outside my brother's window. A small group of Carolina Wrens were taking a dust bath under the bird feeder. Eventually my whole family (including the dog who you can hear whining in the background) came around to watch the spectacle.

I've never seen anything like it before, although I've heard that birds will do that to get the sand under their feathers to smother parasites and soak up oils on their skin. I must say, it was very entertaining though.

Happy birding!


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