We are going through the lazy hot days of Summer in Georgia. There’s a low amount of birds coming to the feeders lately, it’s too darned hot!. Most birds are just waiting for the sun to go low in the horizon, that’s when is a lot safer to go to the feeders, since the temperature as I write this post is as follows:
Temperature = 91º F
Feels like (humidity factor) = 106º F
Humidity = 66%
UV index = 5
It’s not easy for anyone to be outdoors or being exposed to the bleaching sun.
I haven’t finished mowing my lawn because of the unbearable heat, it’s tiring and takes all the energy out of you. Poor little birds, they try to do what they can and get over the peak hours for the hottest temperatures!
I keep myself hydrated and indoors as much as possible. Most homes here are built with central AC which it helps a great deal! I set the thermostat at a comfortable temperature, this makes things turnout better for us at home this includes our cats and many plants. Unfortunately the birds would have to look for shelter in my backyard’s trees.
Text and photographs © HJ Ruiz – Avian101