"Sand baths" Thorpeness Favorite Tip by easyoar
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Favorite thing: Is this a form of bird mud wrestling? It's not uncommon to see sparrows in England either splashing around in shallow water having a bath, or as you can see here, "splashing" around in the sand/soil for an alternative type of bath. Sparrows always seem to be quite sociable birds and you can often see them in large groups (rather than defending their territory from other birds). I saw these birds "cleaning" themselves in the soil just before the beach front (which is a shingle beach rather than a sandy one).