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Thursday, June 10, 2021
Trying to keep cool!
Lyrics from a golden oldie say, "Hot time summer in the city...." but the official start of summer isn't until 6-21, which is still a couple of weeks away, and at this time I'm (along with many peoplwe) are really quite ill from this heat.
Birds also need to beat the heat as it's been hard for them to cool down too one of te ways they do thid is to "pant" (which is something I discussed in my 5-23-2021 post here on Blogger).
This is evidenced within the following sequence of photographs of birds visiting my place.
I have been taking their lead, and spending a lot of time sitting in a bathtub of cold water.
On another note, all the bird types seen here (plus many more) are included in my three volume hardcover book series, Words In Out Beak.
The goal of these books is to open readers to a simple understanding of the winged world and their environment. Set in a rooftop urban garden (mine) in New York City, my story is told in the voice of Cam, a female cardinal, who visits it. Words In Our Beak is directed to children and adults who are curious about birds, and want to learn about them from a unique perspective.