Warming Trend

It looks like the ducklings at Costco pond are going to survive this summer heat we’ve been having.   At least they seem to be adapting to it better than I am.  As Yoda would put it, “Too Hot”, this summer it is.  I enjoyed these ducks getting cooled off so much I thought about joining them, but all that green stuff in the water kind of changed my mind.

This heat has put a kink in my bird watching activities, and I don’t like it.  It is currently 51 degrees in Climax, Colorado and a low of 39 tonight.  The high for next ten days is forecast to be a toasty 64 in Climax.  The 4th of July in Climax was a screaming 65 degrees.  I wanna go home, I wanna go home, Lord do I wanna go home. hahahahaha

The temperatures here in Yakima are bad enough, but the quality of air has deteriorated significantly since the 4th of July.  Lots of brush fires and forest fires from Oregon to Canada are pushing some smoke and pollutants this way.   I am basically a fair weather bird watcher, this weather does not agree with me.

On the bright side, I thought these ducks, who were just chicks a few months ago were worth sharing.  They do seem to have more fun than anybody when it gets hot.

Have a Happy Bird Day

Gary

 

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