Bathing Blackbird

There are puddles all along the footpath on the River Teign past the scrap metal works. This male Blackbird is making full use of the facilities and having a great splash.

Blackbird - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

I think, “It’s doing its ablutions”, and then, “That’s probably from the Latin and it’s an Italian word too”. I check; abluzione. This language business would be easy if only I knew some verbs; you can’t do anything without them, literally.

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