It was a hot evening and for the last one month there was no rain.
A Javan Myna (Acridotheres javanicus) found relief in my neighbour’s small garden fountain. It was perching on the top of the glass “fencing” taking in the tiny sprays from the fountain.
As the water soaked into its plumage, the myna vigorously fluffed its feathers and at the same time preening them. It then flew off to a nearby tree to continue preening for about four minutes before flying off.
22nd February 2018