Bathing Beauty

In my back yard, birds of a feather bathe together

White-throated sparrows are back-yard favorites of mine. They’re generally standoffish and cagey, which makes them a challenge to photograph. Here’s one, however, that I was lucky enough to catch en route to a rare public bath — which he enjoyed right up until the moment a larger fox sparrow showed up to remind him that in the bird world, size matters.

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