Sparrow Preening

A Song Sparrow preening this morning (in slow motion)…

Preening is a very common bird behavior.  They do it for a variety of reasons including to remove parasites and align feathers for optimum flight.  I feel itchy just watching!  Depending on the bird they may do it after a water or dust bath and may also be spreading an oil or power which waterproofs their feathers.  I think it is impressive just in terms of balance!

What do you do to get ready in the morning?



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