One day back before Christmas, I was surprised to see a Red-tailed Hawk land on top of the retaining wall on the north side of the house. Luckily the dogs were in the house so they weren’t out to disturb him (her? knowledgeable people, please opine).
He stayed still long enough that I could get my camera.
After a couple of minutes, he plopped down into a puddle in the driveway that had been formed by melting snow.
He then spent the next 20 minutes or so happily wading back and forth in the puddle, occasionally pausing for a drink.
He never bathed – never got his feathers wet at all.
He finally decided he’d had enough fun and off he went. I added this last picture that shows the look he gave me when he spotted me in the window.