• Communal Bathing

    14th October 2010BiodiversityStephanie Donaldson
    Willow Warblers in Birdbath

    Willow Warblers in Birdbath

    I don’t know whether it is a seasonal thing, but the small garden birds seem to be remarkably regular in their bathing habits.  If I look out of the window between 1-2pm the chances are that there will be a queue waiting for their turn.  The blue tits are the largest group and will all dive in together with a great deal of splashing, but a few days ago I managed to photograph two willow warblers sprucing themselves up ready for migration.