This afternoon I showered with Raptor, then Mika. Since I was going to have both birds wet, I figured it'd be a great time to take wet bird pics! Well, that didn't completely work out according to plan. I put Raptor on the playgym in the office for less than FIVE minutes while I finished my shower with Mika and by the time we came out Raptor was almost completely dry! >_< The only wet part left was his head and back of his neck. Mika, though, is still wet as I type.
I guess I shouldn't be surprised... whenever Mika bathes, he gets SOAKED. He'll get soaked all the way down to his skin, and he'll stay wet for quite a while as he dries off. Maybe it's because Mika's feathers are just so incredibly soft and floofy? Raptor, on the other hand, has an oily sheen to his wings and tail feathers. Whenever he bathes, his face and tummy will get wet but water just beads right off of his wings/tail.
Anyway, the wet bird pics of Mika came out really well - he looks like a punk rocker with his head feathers sticking up! Hehehe!
With Raptor's wet bird pics, you can see that it's mainly his head that is still wet. I had a REALLY hard time getting good pictures because he kept moving back and forth all over the tree, rubbing his beak all over the place. Such a bummer because I had him in the water for a good 10 minutes!