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.