What’s Up? – Heat and Tempers
Heat and Tempers…
It’s been over a week without rain and the closest forecast for rain is next Saturday. The temperature of this weather has been considerably hotter than previous years. It’s in the mid 90ºs every day!
I’ve been watering the plants with a hose but only slightly, what we need is a good rain and get enough water for all vegetation, before it gets dry.
My birds have been consistent to visiting the feeders, I always make sure that they have a source of water to take a bath and to drink. They do enjoy the baths. Just yesterday, while we were having lunch I saw some starlings making such a splashy bath that the water end up on the ground, we were laughing, these guys love to stir things up in everything they do.
That morning I witnessed and could capture one frame only of a tremendous fight between brothers, young starlings with real hot tempers, the fight was very serious, and they wouldn’t stop. The parents were there on site but none impeded the fight. It really was a furious fight. Perhaps the heat has something to do with this.
By the way, the orphan brothers (Mockingbirds) are growing and feed on their own too, the are starting to defend themselves and I’m sure they’ll be in charge soon. It’s their nature!