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The bluejay in 100 degree heat; just lay there for a minute or so, not moving a muscle. Other birds did it too, very unusual behavior, not 'dusting' at all. My backyard. View in ORIGINAL size please.
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Jun 18 2011 21:17 GMT carla53
beautiful shot love it
Jun 18 2011 21:53 GMT saffi9
Jun 18 2011 22:29 GMT verarenm
what catch!
Jun 18 2011 22:41 GMT peterpinhole
Unusual behavior for sure...hope it can survive the heat.
Great catch.
Jun 18 2011 22:47 GMT clintonfolks
Jun 18 2011 23:27 GMT reggaeaaron
good picture
Jun 19 2011 00:42 GMT T1MELESS PRO
A terrific catch.!!!
Jun 19 2011 02:48 GMT beady
Nicely captured
Jun 19 2011 06:03 GMT Londi PRO
great photo!
Jun 19 2011 06:34 GMT MargNZ
Splendid shot Jim .... I do feel sorry for the birds in that heat .
Jun 19 2011 07:47 GMT Annamaria
Gorgeous shot, Jim!! I wonder why they don't sit in the shade....
Jun 19 2011 08:42 GMT Wildspirit PRO
Annamaria, I don't even know if what I observed is weather related...it's a puzzle to me.
Jun 19 2011 09:05 GMT Bigbear10
A wonderful capture
Jun 19 2011 11:05 GMT bandsix
I think I'd just lie there too in 100 degree heat.....just put the central heating back on here...it's cold :((
Jun 19 2011 12:39 GMT iyerhari
Jun 19 2011 12:56 GMT Lalbabu
Wonderful shot!!!
Jun 19 2011 18:20 GMT ForestSpirit PRO
Amazing shot, but I'm sorry it's so hot for these poor birds.
Jun 19 2011 22:38 GMT SIGMUND
fantastic capture!!!!!!!!!!
Jun 20 2011 03:24 GMT Kaska
great capture.
Seems the birds have same problem in heat as people do...
Jun 20 2011 04:04 GMT PhotoPro PRO
great catch - I certainly know the feeling Jim

I hope you and Pat have a great week!
Jun 20 2011 05:17 GMT sini
Great capture!:)
Jun 20 2011 08:18 GMT Adamus
Great shot.
Jun 20 2011 16:15 GMT pauli3522
what a sad moment..i mean...weather is too hot for poor animals in this world..i only hope they can survive.....
Jun 21 2011 11:01 GMT Papagena
I just agree with ForestSpirit !! The weather is nearly nowhere how ist should be at this season !!
Jun 22 2011 09:50 GMT fashionmonster94
Great story, it kinda reminds me of that 1963 film The Birds, That scared me, it made me not want to hold a bird, but I got over it! I hope the birds are ok :)
Jun 22 2011 11:05 GMT RTW
At 100 I would just lay there and not move, beautiful bird, we had jays at one time in the UK, havn't seen one for years.
Jun 22 2011 16:03 GMT hallo
The face expressions in original size are amazing!
Jun 28 2011 20:29 GMT dougrun PRO
Great catch, Jim! I have never ween that behavior except in a defensive or scare tactic. Very interesting!!
Jun 29 2011 21:33 GMT CeterusParibus
Tavascarow thinks it's "ant bathing". Have a look at his comment in this similar photo ..
Jun 30 2011 01:38 GMT Wildspirit PRO
Thank you, CeterusParibus, I saw the great shot of the robin by Tavascaro and agree there is something going on but in this case there are no ants..I photographed yet another bird (starling) doing the same thing!!! Unreal,, or at least, weird behavior!
Jun 30 2011 19:29 GMT FLUMP
Excellent shot...must be a mechanism for them to deal with the heat in some way !