Sparrows…dust bath

Last evening…as we sat & drank our coffee…we saw a group of sparrows…kicking up lot of dust…a big flock…scratching the sand…& creating the dust..we wondered what they were upto…they were quite far away…I took this pics…from where we sat…because if we went near them.. They wud surely fly off…

And then I googled…and found that it is one of the favorite pastime of sparrows….few more birds..& some mammals too…like elephants(which we have seen)…bisons…cats of course..!

Here are few pics…not very clear…because of the distance ,…dust…& light..it was at dusk…

But…something of an unusual capture

 

A lot of them..!!!..& so immersed in it..!

 

They search for the best dust..!!!

Each digs a little well..& rolls..&rests

 

This little one…completely drowned in the sand..!!..playing peekaboo ..:)

 

 

 

By doing this…they lessen the excessive oil production…get rid of all ticks,…and feel fresh..& very importantly keep their wings healthy…

Just thought I should share this…

 

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