Saturday, July 29, 2017

Quick bath by babblers

The Yellow Billed Babbles visiting the birdbath has become regular, though I don’t check them out daily, I’m sure they are there almost every day and if not for bathing, at least to take few sips and forage on the gain we left on the compound wall. I hang a birdfeeder outside my home but these birds (and any other birds) ever took seeds or grains from it, perhaps the height or getting balance through the feeder keeps them away but babbles being mostly forage on the grounds with short flights expecting them to pick from feeder is not possible.

IMG_6103

A bang usually marks the arrival of the babblers and the noise increases when they are near the birdbath. Yesterday a couple of monkeys came drinking water from the birdbath, scattered the grains all over after filling their mouths, the babblers were on the ground again to pick grains. The grains were kept on a plastic bowl and they didn’t touched it last few days, but now going on ground to pick from muddy.

Usually I take photos, but this time I also tried a short video on the birds with quick dips. Follows the video:



Linking this post with SATURDAY CRITTERS

12 comments:

Nancy Chan said...

Good idea to have the bird feeder and bird bath in your garden. You get to watch the birds and photograph them. Have a beautiful day!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I enjoyed the cute video of the bathing Babbler. They are cute birds.

Great photo and video. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

carol l mckenna said...

What an intriguing bird ~ great photos and love the bird bathing in your video ~ ^_^

Happy Weekend to you ~ ^_^

Gosia k said...

wow birds are clever

Sandi said...

Beautiful bird!

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shot and video.

L. D. said...

They certainly do like taking a bath. It is fun to watch their daily habits.

Christine said...

Well done recording the bathing babbler!

Breathtaking said...

Hello Jeevan!:) I liked your video very much. The Babbler was really enjoying his bath. A great looking bird too, and one I didn't know about until I saw your post. Thank you!:)

ashok said...

thats a cute bath :)

GreenComotion said...

What fun!
You do need a bath on a hot, humid day, in Madras!!
Have a Happy Day & Week ahead, Jeevan!
Peace :)

Robert Nicolaescu said...

Beautiful post.