Saturday, January 8, 2022

Splish splash I was taking a bath..

 

Blooming heck it's hot! What a couple of weeks it's been.. with little relief ahead. Christmas Day at 43C was the hottest Christmas since the 1968 I believe. Who still believes the world is not exponentially heating up around the world.. ok if you are in the Northern Hemisphere you might not agree right this minute but wait until summer comes around :) I worry a lot about the birds in this weather, the bird baths in my garden are always full and well used, here on an early morning walk every little water hole is taken advantage of for a quick cooling dip. I don't often see the Australian ringneck, couldn't resist the flash of colourful under feathers in this exuberant escapade. Happy weekend, take care and stay safe..


25 comments:

  1. A True Saturday Night Activity - Rock On Perth

    Cheers

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  2. Wonderful action photos of this spectacular bird. Wow, your Christmas temperatures were 124°F hotter than here. Yes, this is all part of our climate crisis. It brings extreme weather, both hotter and colder than usual. It also makes storms worse. Thanks for giving the birds in your garden a helping hand.

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  3. Yes, not the weather for outdoor baths around here today, though it was the warmest New Years Day this year.

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  4. That sounds like a seriously hot Christmas. My brother flew back to Barcelona earlier this week. He then called to tell me that he was at the beach, and that it was 16C. We had -6C that day which made him laugh a bit!

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  5. That is a lot of water action, Grace! I bet it felt good for them.
    It was -13˚C when I got up this morning but has gone up to a balmy -9˚C now at noon so you header shot with the blue warm skies looks great to me. It is sunny here but that makes for the cold day.

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  6. I too worry deeply about the birds and animals. I really have to prevent myself from getting sad by spreading as much joy as I can and help as much as I can. Like you Grace♥️

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  7. Did wonder if you were taking a bath but that is a great capture of the bird having one

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  8. I love watching the birds bathing and they certainly have good reason with those temperatures.

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  9. Yo must have heard your parents singing that very old song Splish Splash, just like me.

    It's a beautiful bird and what a cute last photo.

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  10. What a beautiful bird. And a wonderful shot of the Kookaburra in a previous post. I hope you are feeling better Grace. Wishing you a happy and healthy 2022.

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  11. Wonderful photos Grace. I also put lots of water bowls around the garden and even in the park across the road.

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  12. Good grief! That’s a hot Christmas!

    Wonderful photos. No wonder the birds was around the water.

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  13. Boy! that hot.
    Coffee is on and stay safe

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  14. Dearest Grace,
    Lovely images of the bird and no doubt taking a bath is heaven for them.
    WISH we had your summer heat; would not mind it.
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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  15. Beautiful bird.
    If you're hot you can come here, -15C and less for the past week and only 6 inches of nice fluffy snow.

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  16. He looks like he's having great fun, good on him.

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  17. I would love it, Grace. 3 C now...

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  18. Love watching birds in the water, Cold and very wet here!!!!! Cheers Diane

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