Today's photo is a purple finch rousing. Rousing is the term used for when a bird fluffs up all its feathers and lets them fall back into place naturally. It is a bird's way of completing his grooming (a little like brushing your hair in the morning). This little finch spent some time preening to clean his feathers and then fluffed them out. The feathers slowly fall back into place, leaving the finch looking clean and beautiful for the day.