Made ready to go outside and refill the morning
bird bath, but before opening the door, noticed that
the ground below the bath stand was drenched.
The birds had already bathed, so I thought, “They’re done,
I’ll wait later to refill it.” About ten minutes
later, I passed the door window and saw eight or so
birds bathing vigorously! Sparrows, robins, speckled
birds the size of robins, doves, and they switched out
with cream colored birds, all flying in and flying out and
splashing like crazy in between! I quickly ran for the
camera and as soon as the lens was in position the bath
emptied–quiet, void of life, vacant, with me frantically looking for
birds. I sighed, put the camera back, went outside to
clean the bath and refill it, returned to kitchen duty.
Walked by the door five minutes later, saw ten birds bathing like
crazy! Ran for my camera, they were still going at it,
raised the camera and one of them looked in my direction,
then all of them vanished in a fluther of feathers and
spraying of water droplets. Sigh, alone again.