Osprey Nest near Yakima

Today has been the hottest day of the year so far in Yakima, and it is not even summer yet.  It is not quite so much fun birding when you spend most of the time looking out a window in an air conditioned car, but it could be worse.

This young osprey is setting on top of a power line pole with no shade and not old enough fly.  It wasn’t that long ago we had a rain that would make you think about building an ark….  I am surprised that this little guy didn’t drown then.  Now he has to sit out in 96 degree heat with no shade.   Sometimes it’s tough being a bird.  I did find a cool spot later though.

 

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I am strictly an amateur, so I have to keep saying it, I love my zoom.
I am strictly an amateur, so I have to keep saying it, I love my zoom.
I though this picture made an interesting contrast.
I thought this picture made an interesting contrast.

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This little finch looks a lot like I felt walking after birds.
This little finch looks a lot like I felt walking after birds.
I did manage to find a cool spot.
I did manage to find a cool spot.

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