I should have filmed it, but the photos offer a different perspective . . . the movement of the water and water drops as the bird bathes.
OK, OK . . . see, Catbirds have a habit of getting on the birdbath, drinking a few sips, and leaving.
I figured this was going to be another one of those times . . . even when he jumped in, I thought nothing of it because they do occasionally jump in, and then jump out and leave.
Even when he started messing with the water, I still thought it was going to be a few seconds and no more . . .
When he turned to face me, I thought “This is it; he’s done” . . .
. . . but, no . . . he aimed to have a proper bath, and by now I completely forgot about the movie option and just shot away . . .
By the time he was done — which still wasn’t all that long when compared to Robins — I had 34 photos . . . hence the following slideshow of the SmugMug Gallery:
Slideshow of Gray Catbird bathing (34 photos)
Note: the transition is set to 2sec, but — if you move the cursor anywhere within the photo — you’ll see a pause button on the lower left, and, once paused, you can use the left and right arrows on both sides of the photo to navigate the slideshow. If you click anywhere in the photo instead of the pause button, you’ll exit the slideshow and find yourself in SmugMug. You can still scroll through the photos, or interact in other ways.
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