The young Baltimore Orioles enjoyed the water from the sprinkler as it soaked their feathers and cooled them off.
We are in the midst of a summer heat wave in Michigan and the shrubs, trees and grass needed a good sprinkling, so I got out the sprinkler and turned on the water. Within a few minutes, I had the backyard birds arriving to take advantage of the cool spray of water enveloping the thick shrub cover in my backyard.
This is a Baltimore Oriole fledgling that is learning to shower within the shrubs as the water from the sprinkler soaks the greenery. This youngster along with his/her two brood mates learned to shower within the shrubs on this hot steamy day in July. Mom also joined in the action, teaching them to take advantage of the shrub cover and a good first bath of their young lives.
The shadowy look on the photo is the actual water spraying in the air. It is diffused by the camera lens aperture.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Loving The Sprinkler