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It ain't 'arf hot Mum

By Humblebee
In between wielding a wet rag or paintbrush, I popped out into the garden for a little relief and saw this poor young blackbird so obviously suffering from the heat ... back indoors after a couple of shots and out again with the largest shallow dish I could find half filled with water.

Having finished for the day several hours later, I popped out and there she was, trying to take a cool bath from the side of our 'water' feature, back onto the wall down again, back to the wall, and then she spotted some water in a large tub we have with it's lid on upside down .. she had a jolly good splash around, but I wasn't able to get any pics except for afterwards.

I know she has feathers missing, has been around a lot lately and everytime she is scratching herself madly ...

Tags: Birds Close-up Blackbird Bird Wildlife and nature

Voters: Badgerfred, Hermanus, paskinmj and 13 more


Comments


20 Jul 2013 11:13AM
Nice captures Carol, V1 my favourite,
Fred.

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Hermanus 7 4 South Africa
20 Jul 2013 11:15AM
Great write up on this lovely but unfortunate Black bird Smile Excellent photos Carol !!
paskinmj 10 11 1 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2013 11:21AM
Nice set.
Matt
20 Jul 2013 11:36AM
What a lovely collection of images, Carol - and interesting write up, too!
Hope the blackbird's okay, now.

Richard
Nikonuser1 Plus
7 159 16 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2013 11:37AM
A excellent series of images Carol, well capturedSmile


Cliff
Irishkate Plus
8 41 115 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2013 11:38AM
Appropriate title and glad you could see the plight and come to the rescue
in between takes some super images.
KateGrinGrinGrin
johnlw 12 1 10 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2013 12:34PM
Nothing like caching the sun.Smile they're don't bother about sunburn.
Three good shots.
Regards John.
NDODS Plus
8 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2013 1:26PM
Three fantastic captures of this somewhat over exposed bird. I particularly like image number three, wonderfully refreshed and ready to go...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
mikbee 12 3 8 Scotland
20 Jul 2013 1:39PM
Poor little soul Carol suffering in the heat.
At least when we feel the heat,
we can strip off and lie naked in our garden !!
Good set.
Mick.
Jasper87 Plus
9 2.2k 156 England
20 Jul 2013 2:06PM
Looking quite distressed then bedraggled (v3). She found the right garden to be given succour.

Dave
20 Jul 2013 2:19PM
lovely set they love the sun dont they. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
netta1234 7 382 2 Wales
20 Jul 2013 3:21PM
A Lovely set of images,Smile
NettaSmile
Chinga Plus
8 3 1 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2013 4:40AM
Poor little thing... Lovely captures... IB

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