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Old Monday 23rd January 2006, 13:51   #1
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Shikra take a bath

Have you ever seen a Shikra taking a bath?About 10 minutes I saw one sitting in a smal pool between bushes ,doing nothing than resting.I watched him from a little hide in the Senegambia hotel garden,but I couldn't manage a good photo because the pool is in a thicket and shadow with less light through leaves which hinder me in taking a free shot..I guess it is an unusually behaviour,isn'it?


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Old Monday 23rd January 2006, 14:18   #2
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Have you ever seen a Shikra taking a bath?About 10 minutes I saw one sitting in a smal pool between bushes ,doing nothing than resting.I watched him from a little hide in the Senegambia hotel garden,but I couldn't manage a good photo because the pool is in a thicket and shadow with less light through leaves which hinder me in taking a free shot..I guess it is an unusually behaviour,isn'it?
Hi Reini,

The rehab Sparrowhawks I had when younger would bath every day if given the oportunity. I've known falconer's birds fly off and bath rather than fly something if they haven't bathed that day!

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Thanks saluki for your answer and your examples.I never saw it before but I am not an expert in raptors.
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