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Old Aug 5, 2005, 3:59 AM   #1
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I was walking along a trail yesterday when I heard a commotion in the bushes. I looked
up and here was this catbird perched on a branch. This guys mouth was open the whole
time, but wasn't calling. Guess the guy was hot. I know I was! (92 degrees and humid)

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Old Aug 5, 2005, 8:15 AM   #2
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Nice shots of this handsome bird...

And yes, they keep their mouths open when in distress from heat. The disturbance you heard was probably a dispute about who forgot too pay the electric bill, which resulted in the shutting down of the AC. I see it all the time...



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Old Aug 5, 2005, 3:58 PM   #3
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Great photo, really demonstrates the state of heat you all are bearing right now. Someone should direct it to the nearest pond.
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Old Aug 5, 2005, 4:29 PM   #4
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Nice, I didn't realize they did that, but now thinking back, I can remember seeing birds do this on really hot days.
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Thanks everyone for viewing and your comments.

Dave - you may be right about the electric bill, as I did continue to another one
bouncing around in the bush.
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Old Aug 6, 2005, 3:43 PM   #6
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Lovely texture on these Woodmeister. The detail is wonderful. Cheers....thekman.
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