"Good grief, there's not even enough here to make a splash!" they seemed to be saying.....
"We might as well leave now if this is all she's got for us!" "Wait, don't go yet," I pleaded from inside the house. "I'll leave my supper to fill the birdbath for you, if you'll just let me take a few more pictures!"
So I grabbed the water jug and slowly stepped out onto the deck and of course, they all flew away.....
But almost before I got back into the house, the bluebirds were back again!
"Oh, look how nice and full this birbath is now. Let's get cleaned up a little!"
A bright sunny afternoon turned the splashes into diamonds.
And even bluebirds can share a few cross words when it comes to sharing the bath!
But hey, that birdbath really is big enough for both of you, isn't it?
House Finch thought he needed to join the pool party, but look in the background -- more bluebirds!
And even MORE bluebirds! There were a total of 6 on my deck for a few minutes. I'm guessing it was probably a family group on their southern migration journey.
A few more splashes with chickadee enjoying a sidelines shower, and then the bluebirds were gone.
Farewell Bluebirds and safe travels to you. I'll be looking forward to your return next spring....