Baby Grosbeaks and bath time

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  1. Melody Mc.

    Melody Mc. Young Pine

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    We have very recently had some adolescent Grosbeaks and thier parents. Seems to be about three or four adults, and about eight young ones. Their flying is improving in two days. They try to fly instead of dropping from branch to branch.

    The parent's work very hard to keep everyone fed, including themselves. Some parents are shifting from regurgitated goop to feed their young, to a shelled sunflower seed. Some of the young are now making attempts at navigating the feeders - which is hilarious.

    None of the antics are as cute as bath time though. They really seem to enjoy it. Maybe their first baths?

    Dad said it was time for the tub.


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    Dad gets wet...

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    Little fella getting the hang of it on his own

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    Brother wonders what on earth he is doing

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    Pacnorwest Hardy Maple

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    Amazing pics… enjoyed the detail .I think I saw a grin on the lil one.
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    They all look so happy having somewhere to have a bath.
     
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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    I really liked this series.
    Great work, Mel.
     



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    Melody Mc. Young Pine

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    For a few days now I've been lurking trying to catch the baths and the feeding time. This happened last night, but I could not post until tonight.

    Just so darn cute.

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    They completely remind me of little people in the tub having fun for the first time :heart::heart:
     
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    @Melody Mc. - those are great pictures!! Very cute bath time..lol
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    I'm getting greedy now as I still want more. I just can't have enough of baby birds!!
     
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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    I just keep enjoying this posting of yours. You are right, they are so cute.
     
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    Think these are grosbeaks? D293C8E5-AAAD-42D5-816C-7033B7946BF0.jpeg
    Giant community bird bath.
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    Grosbeak?
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