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Personal cleanliness !


By nanjo


It was pouring with rain and I noticed this dove in the tree. As I watched it kept lifting and stretching one wing after the other. I realised it was having a shower and ‘washing’ under it’s ‘armpits’…something I had never seen before…

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I have lots here and seeing your blog has made me realise that unlike all the other birds I've never actually seen any of the doves taking a bath, they drink from the baths and water feature but no splashing about, unless they are very discreet and bathe before I'm up and about, lol, its teeming down here so they'll all be clean though, lovely pics Nan..

14 May, 2013


Thanks Lincslass I'm surprised they came out so well as it was dull that day. I must admit i've never seen them bathe either.It's been raining here all day too - and such a cold wind.Brrrr, it was coats and gloves day today ( brollies too ) lol

15 May, 2013


Hi Nancy .. Those are wonderful photos.
Nice to see the dove enjoying a shower :o)

15 May, 2013


Such lovely photos showing us that we learn something new each day, I shall now be watching the pair of collared doves that visit us every day.

15 May, 2013


Aaaaw great photos, I've never seen the doves doing this either but the pigeons I have, usually they sit in the birdbath while its raining and do it so a full body wash lol.

15 May, 2013

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