095 - CopyI’ve heard of this thing called “grounding.”  If you touch the earth, skin to natural surface (or feather, obviously), all those nasty positive free radical charges are being equalized with the negative charge of the earth.

Whoah!  I am feeling the vibe!  I feel healthier already.  Hmm, I don’t remember what it said about cats, though.


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25 Responses to Grounding?

  1. Darla Welchel says:

    Did the little guy get away safely? 🙂 And, should I go roll around in the dirt???? Just saying . . .

  2. I’ve seen many robins and some other birds do this; I thought they were absorbing warmth from the ground into their bodies and the rays of the sun to dry their feathers. Maybe we could call it sunbathing.

  3. JC says:

    Interesting… stone massage 🙂

  4. I’ve never seen this before. Very interesting.

  5. tootlepedal says:

    Someone told me that it was called ‘anting’. Our young blackbirds do it on very hot days.

    • It must be because it is hot. All the birds sit around opened mouth a lot, too. It has been very hot and humid, too, which is not fun in the desert. What happened to that DRY heat? I had never seen a hummer do anything like that though.

  6. zannyro says:

    I think it might have something to do with warming the body too..I have robins who make it a ritual to have a bath in the birdbath…then I’ll see a Robin just lay on the grass for awhile in the sun..weird.

  7. pattisj says:

    You come up with the best thoughts for your photos. 🙂

  8. Sister-in-law says:

    Cats do that daily to clean their fur coats. Maybe they are looikng for hummies, too!?!?!?!

  9. In the garden and parts of our lawn where the grass hasn’t grown (tree roots) the brown thrashers have made little dips all over rubbing their tummies in the dirt. Whether it’s warm or they “ant” or scratch their itches I don’t know, but I see a lot of evidence. As was said, robins do the same on the lawn.

  10. dorannrule says:

    I have never seen that…. “Live and learn.” 🙂

  11. soonie2 says:

    This is very strange! You sure have some interesting hummers in your neighborhood!

  12. Here’s some more “anting” from a Christian blog about God’s work in the world through birds:

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