Monday, 15 February 2016

A Tale of Two Baths

It's been a bit of a cold weekend with temperatures not much above freezing point but with some decent sunny spells.

I'd decided the topic for my blog post before I had all the necessary photos I required. On Sunday morning I'd taken some video of sparrows and a couple of starlings having a proper splash in our bird bath.  From the video I managed to grab one or two stills which I posted on my Facebook page. I've added a couple of those images below. 
After a bit of messing about the edited video was completed and uploaded to YouTube.

Once the birds have finished splashing about and the bird bath is empty I think they expect me to dash out and refill it so that they can have another go.

Now to the second bath of the weekend. I've blogged before about the special charter steam train called the Tin Bath named after the Last of the Summer Wine television programme. On Sunday it was due to travel through Wakefield passing close by our allotment. This was too good an opportunity to miss so my plan was to pop down to grab a quick video clip as it passed by. I knew from the Internet the train was running almost an hour late and so judged our arrival time accordingly. Trouble was I got it wrong and we arrived just in time to see smoke billowing over the bridge parapets. So as you've probably guessed there are no photographs of the second bath.

To make up for that I've added some extra bird bath images.

Copyright: Original post from A Gardener's Weather Diary author M Garrett


  1. How lovely to see them enjoying their bath.. great photos and video :o)

    1. Thanks - glad you enjoyed watching their antics.

  2. Loved the video great pictures. thank you...

    1. Glad you enjoyed the photos Ana. Watch a sparrow have a bath today in ice and water as the bird bath thawed out from an over night frost.


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