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Summer outdoor activities are in session

June 23, 2012
By GARRY BRANDENBURG , Times-Republican

ROBINS like to take baths. So do many other bird species, even resorting to shallow mud puddles or the edges of ponds, lakes or streams. Bathing helps the bird cool off, and more importantly, helps to clean its feathers of everything from dirt to parasites. It may take a lot of subsequent preening to rearrange and dry its feathers. A cleaner, healthier robin is the result.



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