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Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Baby, it's Hot!

I couldn't resist taking this photo of a baby Robin in a nest on our barn trellis. As the temperature climbed into the high 90's and the Northeast braces for record dangerous heat with a heat index of 110 degrees predicted for Wednesday, this baby American Robin cooled off the only way it knows how, by panting. Birds have no sweat glands and so cool themselves by rapid respiration with their mouths open. Stay cool baby.

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