I don't recall as to whether I have mentioned how hot it has been here?? I think that we are way past 20 days already this summer that have been over 100 degrees. .and many of those days WAAAY over 100. .like over 105. .and several over 110!! Saturday I enjoyed an auction in town until mid afternoon. .and since it was quite hot outside. .I was quite content to sit inside for a while to cool off. The first thing I noticed when I got home was how hot the birds thought it was too! Cami and I really had fun watching all the different bird species come in for water and a cool bath.
And if this isn't pathetic. .They were sitting there with their wings lifted out away from their bodies (pretty much like we air out our armpits when we are REALLY hot!!) with their little beaks wide open. They looked miserable!
But I just couldn't resist snapping their pictures because they are just so darn pretty!
I'm sure she is a "her" because she is so nondescript. There were a couple of likely species. .and I'm hoping that she might be a female blue grosbeak. I saw a male grosbeak several times last summer, but not yet this summer. .so I wouldn't be sure. Anyone else have any ideas. .the pictures aren't great. .but she was a very dark brown, with some markings on the wings.