Today’s photo post ties into the theme of “water.” I decided to take a less direct approach than shooting a body of water, so I am sharing a picture of my Cockatiel Sydney, right after he received his first bath. As you can tell, there is still a bit of water in those soft feathers of his. Oftentimes, birds really enjoy taking baths. Just give them a reservoir or stream of water, a feeling of security, and they jump right in. Fearlessly, feet first, and feathers flying. Sydney, however, was a bit more apprehensive. I put him near a gently running faucet and pretty soon, both he and the faucet were running! Not wanting to traumatize the poor bird, I just let a bit of water run over him from my hand, which he still wasn’t crazy about, but tolerated. I am proud to say that now, he will stand next to a bird bath, while I dip my fingers in and then sprinkle him. It’s progress, folks, it’s progress.