Were Having a Heat Wave…….


It has been so hot here lately, that the birds are even staying indoors.  They’re probably couch potatos, lounging there in front of the TV watching “Birders “R Us., or “How to Look Cute in Front of a Camera Lens”.  There are probably pictures of an Avian drinking Evian.  Cute play on words, eh??  Sheesh, how corny can I get?  I think the heat is effecting me. 🙂

So that is probably where they were when I went out to look for a few camera ops.  The temperature was showing 106 in the car.  Oh, what is a birder to do on days like this.  Well, I take the shots that I can, then move along.

Here are three photos that I managed to get yesterday.

Curve-billed Thrasher

Curve-billed Thrasher

baby Vermilion Flycatcher on nest.  Heat didn't bother it.

baby Vermilion Flycatcher on nest. Heat didn’t bother it.

The nest in the above photo was only about 5 or 6 inches across.  I had difficulty locating it with the camera lens.  I was using my 500mm lens and only the center focus point.  Along with spot metering I was able to get the image.

Northern Bobwhite

Northern Bobwhite

Better days are coming.  “Owl be baaaack” later with more photos.

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