The birdbath has usually been frozen in the mornings lately, but today the water was ice-free and apparently appealing to a few of the morning avian visitors. I missed the Bluejay bath (probably scared him with my big lens pointing through the window), but captured all of the cardinal bath time. (sorry, but photos taken through a dirty window are not very sharp!)
Birds seem to be quite fastidious about getting every part of their anatomy bathed. They dunk their head, chest, belly, and tail in that sequence, at least a couple of times, fluttering the wings to make sure that water reaches the top side as well as the bottom.
Ah, that’s better!