All Washed Up by redy4et

All Washed Up

This little hummingbird is relaxing for a split second after bathing in the stone fountain. It's a daily ritual on our patio and provides us with loads of entertainment. After a bit of research, I read that hummers aren't visiting the fountain to drink the water- they get all the liquid they need from nectar- but they like to bathe to wash any sticky residue off their feathers keep their plumage in top shape. Most days, they are buzzing the fountain, which has a small bubbler on top, landing on the rim and shaking their tail feathers in the water before zooming off at mach speed. So much fun to watch.
An amazing close up! So clear and detailed.
July 1st, 2020  
Beautiful shot and lovely light, the poor thingy really looks drenched.
July 1st, 2020  
Amazing and I didn't know about their grooming habits. Fav.
July 1st, 2020  
terrific to capture this :)
July 1st, 2020  
Fav. Excellent capture and eye contact.
July 1st, 2020  
Love seeing the feathers on the wings... enjoyed reading your narrative too.
July 1st, 2020  
Still waiting on my hummers as I change the feeder every other day. 🙁
July 1st, 2020  
Sweet capture
July 1st, 2020  
Aw what a sweet little chap... I've never seen one!
July 1st, 2020  
A lovely capture. Fav!! 😀
July 1st, 2020  
Great capture and info
July 1st, 2020  
Lovely shot
July 1st, 2020  
Wow interesting information and great detail on the hummer, aren't they fun to watch!
July 1st, 2020  
I sure wish they’d come to our bird bath
July 2nd, 2020  
Wonderful focus and really interesting to know about their habits.
July 2nd, 2020  
Wow, a rare catch! Maybe I should be putting a washing station next to my feeder!
July 2nd, 2020  
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