As with most of the country, we are enduring a summer heatwave.
It makes for dangerous conditions if you suffer from breathing problems or have to work outside for prolonged periods of time.
It also shortens tempers.
The birds are hiding out beneath the canopy of trees. Every once in awhile they appear at the birdbaths to quench their thirst, all have their beaks gaped wide open in an effort to cool down.Birds do not have sweat glands, so they can only lose heat through breathing.
Even dipping your toes in the birdbath seems to help.
Stay safe dear friends.