This week, Susanna O'Neill from the RSPB Bempton Cliffs office picks her photo of the week from the Nature's Home inbox.

Thanks to our Nature’s Home reader Janice Thompson, from Manchester, who snapped this delightful image of a flutter of fluffed up sparrows having a splash. Water is an amazingly important feature in any garden and birds use it not just for drinking, but also to dampen their feathers to loosen the dirt and make preening easier. Great for the birds and great for us to watch, as Janice’s photo proves.

Thanks for sending it in, Janice!

If you've got any wild, weird or wonderful photos to share with us, send them to natureshome@rspb.org.uk 

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