Thursday, July 08, 2010

Sunbathing Crow

This Crow, perching on my back fence during the hottest part of the day (about 90 F.) spent several minutes soaking up the sun. Sitting almost motionless, with feathers disheveled and beak held open as it panted, it must have been hoping the heat would drive out some lice or other pests. But the Audubon Encyclopedia says that some birds appear to gain physical energy from the sun's heat, so maybe that's what was happening. Anyway, I guess he got enough of it, because then he hopped down into the water to cool off.


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