Sunday, June 5, 2011

Juvenile Crows Take a Bath

I've built a cascading water feature in my yard that is designed to attract birds. There are several bathing spots and different depths. Today I watched some juvenile crows explore the water.One was less cautious than the others. You can see he has already jumped in the water. (The blur in the background is the most hesitant--he waited in the cottonwood trees for quite a while.)The first one in took a long time bathing.The next sibling was very observant.Looks like he figured it out.The two of them took a stroll down the stream bed when they finished and found a few things to snack on.Then, back up top to join the rest of the crowd and preen for a while.