The White-Crowned Sparrows are back
Somehow I don't remember the White-Crowned sparrows arriving so soon in our garden, but according to the Audubon Society, this would be the normal time for them to arrive.
They spend summers in the mountains and further north, then migrate south for the winter.
I always feel honored when they spend time in our garden, foraging for seeds and insects.
And what a treat this was, to see two of them sharing the bath.
The photo was shot through the sliding glass door, so it's not the best quality.
One of the sparrows is further back in the bath, as the other prepares to jump in.
All clean and refreshed, and ready to take off.