Bathing Birdies: Julian California!

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We are up in the mountains in Julian California hiking with our son. There is a creek where we are staying that functions as a water park for swminning birdies. Check them out:
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These birds swim! They go underwater! Who knew?
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Who knew hummingbirds swim? Not me! But check out these guys.
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Do you think they know The Holler Hummers and were just trying to impress?? πŸ™‚
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All sorts of songbirds are into aquatic sports apparently!
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This is bird paradise!!
Sorry to be out of touch, but more mountains to climb tomorrow. Cheers from Julian & lots of wet birds!
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64 thoughts on “Bathing Birdies: Julian California!

  1. I’m beginning to believe that all these creatures are photoshopped! It is amazing how many unqiue species occupy a single space. Each day seems to bring a special treat!

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  2. These photos are enough to warm the hearts of your already adoring fans. The little creek that acts as an avian spa has to be the most fascinating place ever! I am smiling and going back to look again, Thanks for sharing and Happy Hiking! ~Dor

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  3. Fantastic colorful birds!! Wow I wished they were in my yard!!! We have lots of crows and doves and woodpeckers, but I wished we had the bright colorful birds too!! Hugz Lisa

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  4. Were there in your pond or did you leave home to come upon this scene.
    I was just about to get a shot or two of a pretty male finch visiting my birdbath when a push Baltimore Oriole dove and scared it away! What a brat he must not have gotten the message that at my place we get along or you move along πŸ™‚

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  5. I counted a bluebird, goldfinch, house finch, robin, ruby-throat Hummer, and I think that’s all. Really interesting to see them all in one place and seemingly getting along w/each other. Usually one or the other gets territorial. Great pictures, Cindy.
    Paul

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  6. Beautiful shots of the birds Cindy, really beautiful. Very interesting to see the hummingbirds taking a bath and immersing themselves in the water so much, they are certainly not water shy! Great stuff, I enjoyed this!

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    • Thank you so much James. I was really amazed that they would swim underwater completely! I have shots of them that are not so great photo wise, but are fascinating nature wise, of different types of birds completely submarining under water. Who knew? I thought only aquatic birds did this. Cheers & thank you!

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