Sunday, August 5, 2007

Feathers in the fountain

This may be just a outdoor fountain to you, but believe me, the sight of all that splashing water really excites our feather friends.

We were down in Jackson Square in the French Quarter, waiting outside St. Louis Cathedral for the ladies. I noticed there was a steady line formed for a chance to splash in this fountain. Several birds in the nearby trees were taking turns zooming in for a shower, a bath and a sip, before passing the torch to the next one in line.

The little fellow below, took a little longer than most, and I was able to capture him doing his morning freshening up.

--steve buser

10 comments:

Lavenderlady said...

What a good catch! He appears to be shaking out those feathers,

Rambling Round said...

Great photo. The birds really appreciate a good shower in August.

Moi said...

Considering how mercury is soaring high these days here, I will not mind splashing like a little birdie myself :)

Olivier said...

Bravo pour la photo de l'oiseau sous la fontaine, elle est superbe

Cheer for the photograph of the bird under the fountain, it is superb

dr. filomena said...

WOW these are excellent photos, Steve! Great job!

photowannabe said...

Great capture Steve. You caught a refreshing moment in time.

Jules said...

Fabulous photo - he looks he is havng such a great time!!!!

Chuckeroon said...

Always fun to watch them having their baths and drinks. There's always a routine in our garden as they first check the surroundings for cats or hawks before diving in.

Marie said...

this photo is really great!!!!!!!!!!

Forks and Forest said...

Great photos! Birds are so interesting, and water can be fascinating. I love the "fluffed" bird.