The catbird came to my deck for a drink of water and a bath.
The bluejay is all fluffed out after a bath.
The male cardinal didn't want to share the bath with the mockingbird.
The juvenile rufous-sided towhee and the cardinal were negotiating who got to take a bath first.
Cardinals are in great abundance in my backyard.
I think the cardinal below still has some transitional feathers.
The sapling below has already begun to wear its fall finery.
I love how fluffy the female cardinal looks after a bath, like a little puff ball.
I think male rufous-sided towhees look very striking.
He's puffed out so much below he looks very wide.
The carolina wren was hopping around my deck so fast that half the shots I took were blurry.
The wren was puffed out after a bath in the next shot.
The brown thrasher below was getting ready for a bath.
There were a lot of ducks at Shelley Lake on Sunday when I went for a walk.
It always amazes me how flexible birds are when they groom their feathers.
The weather has been strange. October started off warmer than September.
It's beginning to cool down again which I like.
I love cloudy sunsets.
Although the oak trees aren't changing colors yet a few leaves that turned brown in the summer dropped off during the rain.