YHE BIRD VERSION OF A POLAR BEAR SWIM????
Walking through the park on my way home, I spot a cardinal seeming to lead the way making me think of Robert Preston in The Music Man.
I watch as he rests on the railing, then a bench before settling on the bough of a tree. As I glide by, he rises like a feathered gentleman escorting me on my right, as if keeping me out of harm’s way.
Suddenly he stops, diving into a water fountain, his red head now damp, his beak dipped for a nice long drink. I stand and watch as he unabashedly bathes spreading his wings wetting them thoroughly. To say I’m charmed doesn’t do my smile justice, as I’m now joined by a young woman and an Asian couple, the man making a video for the folks back home.
I long to sneak in to provide more water knowing, he’ll more than likely fly…
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