bird behaviour

Sunbathing birds!

Several species of birds have been basking in the sunshine on our compost heap this week. The most likely theories for why birds sunbathe are to help put feathers back in shape and coupled with preening to aid removal of parasites.

Great Tits sunbathing
Coal Tit sun-bathing
Blackbird sun bathing
Dunnock sun bathing

1 thought on “Sunbathing birds!”

  1. I came across this when I was looking up information on birds sunbathing. I’m looking forward to coming back with a bit more time and reading some of your other posts – I really enjoyed seeing your drawings as well as the photographs in the posts I did have time to look at now.

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