A Bathing Robin

Monday, June 15, 2020,

Splish splash I was taking a bath

In a pretty puddle last week

In the middle of the park

And happy as a lark

Just me, as free as could be

I was soaking, there’s no joking

Bathing but behaving

The water was so soothing

Got me into grooving

Thought about some singing

And the crowd that might be bringing

I really wanted to sing out

But there were birders all about

Decided to keep quiet

And thus avoid the riot

I thought I was alone

But a sight did make me groan

A bald guy took a photo

And me just thinking “Oh no”

Why can’t they let me be?

My feathers are too messy

Don’t need no one to see me

Till I’m looking pretty. 



6 thoughts on “A Bathing Robin

  1. You can take over for Horace when he retires. 😉

    The action shots are sharp and unusual, which makes them all the more refreshing — even if you had to disturb the poor bird’s privacy to get them. I love his scruffiness in the first one and all the splashing in the second especially!

  2. High praise indeed, although I would prefer to wait a looong time for Horace to retire.
    Also, I didn’t actually disturb the Robin during his bath. I was pretty far off. I just took artistic license with my song. JK.

  3. Well……..as long as he didn’t really see you. I mean, jeez, can a bird have no privacy?!

  4. When someone goes skinny-dipping, it’s usually because he checked to make sure he was ALONE first.

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