This morning there were 2 hummingbirds hovering in the spray of my sprinkler. I realized they were showering! They would then sit on a nearby wire and preen, going back for a shower and back to preen several times. Has anyone else seen this?
Another thing I wanted to mention: when I hike, I often run into lizards and snakes. I noticed that you can tell the difference between a 4-legged lizard and a snake by sound when you can't see them. The lizard runs away making near-constant "chicka - chicka - chicka" footsteps on the dry ground. Snakes slither so their sound is "crunchy" on the dry ground but constant - never interrupted.