Not really. I just couldn't think of a better title.
This photo was taken about a month ago, when the babies were everywhere! They've always got their little beaks open and their feathers ruffled it seems. And goodness, do they squawk for mommy & daddy to bring them some food!
...which is what this little fellow was doing. I think mom & dad were practicing tough love, though, and sending him off to search for some food on his own.
Here's a mom or dad visiting the deck.
These were taken much more recently, during our heat wave a week or so ago, which is why this fellow's beak was open even though he wasn't waiting for someone to magically drop food into it like the first little guy.
Birds actually pant when it's quite hot out.
Oops, it looks like I've been spotted.
Of course the other thing they do when they're hot is visit one of the many birdbaths in the yard.
And it never hurts to find the tallest perch to try to catch some sort of breeze! I'm so glad we got this birdhouse put back together because it is a favorite place for the birds to survey the yard for peanuts, bugs, moths, you name it.
Stay cool, everyone! We're in for a run of hot weather here in New England!
I'm linking to Tracie's Cottage Garden Party at the lovely Fishtail Cottage
and Cindy's Show & Tell Friday at the beautiful My Romantic Home.