This is my contribution to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Bathrooms/Outhouses.
As is sometimes the case, I took a sideways look at the challenge and thought about bathrooms and outhouses in the natural world.
To a bird, any water is a bathroom, here a male House Sparrow is bathing in a garden pond in Nantwich, Cheshire, England. Bathing is an important part of feather maintenance.
An adult Great Tit removing a fecal sac from a youngster in Hatherton, Cheshire, England. The young produce fecal sacs to allow the adults to remove the droppings and keep the nest clean.