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Hot Weather Bird Watching

 

Sandhill Crane

Birds cool off by opening their beaks or bills to breathe cooler air into their system.  So on a hot day or evening if you see a bird panting, they are just trying to keep cool.  They also will often try to sit or perch in a shady spot or wade in a stream, pond or lake.  I took these photos last night at dusk here in The Villages, Florida. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the photo.  Enjoy!

Great Blue Heron

Snowy Egret

Mottled Ducks, White Ibis, Trio-colored Heron

 

Sandhill Crane

Great Blue Heron

Great Egret

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Comments on: "Hot Weather Bird Watching" (1)

  1. Great set of birdies….. When I try to cool off after hiking UP a steep hill, my mouth flies open while I’m panting… HOWEVER, here we have to be careful of that since when I open my mouth, a bug flies in… NOT FUN… ha ha

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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