I keep a container of water in the back yard for the birds, and it gets used quite a bit. Some come just to drink, and other come to also bathe. I have also seen iguanas and possums enjoying the chance for a drink.
One of the most frequent visitors is this clay colored thrush. I think it’s the same bird but of course I can’t tell for sure. It always comes alone though and bathes with great enthusiasm, often multiple times a day.
Often it splashes and flaps, and then goes up to the tree to continue flapping. A short time later it will return and repeat the process.
Sometimes, however, it will just stand in the water for minutes at a time.
This is not a glamorous or colorful bird, but it feels like an old friend after so many visits.
A very small baby iguana also visited the other day
You don’t need to leave your backyard to be entertained by all the wildlife that visits every day. Life is good in Panama!