[CT Birds] Birds in A Stupor

Fred bgrass2 at cox.net
Sat Jul 24 15:02:46 EDT 2010

Maybe bird "yoga"! Had a robin doing the same thing.

Fred, Granby Ct.

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Subject: [CT Birds] Birds in A Stupor

> For the past 2 summers, I’ve  observed a few different species of birds
> (Robin, Blue Jay, Titmouse) on my lawn  in direct sun on a hot day.
> Typically, their mouths are  agape, their wings are opened a bit, they 
> look
> askew, and appear to be in a  stupor.
> The first couple of times, I was  certain the bird was in trouble.  In
> every case, though, after a few moments the bird “comes to” and gives 
> itself a
> shake flying off without any difficulty.
> Whazzup?  Some kind of Zen moment?
> If they’re cooling off, why don’t  they do that in the shade?  Or take  a
> drink of water in the bird bath?
> Andy Thiede
> Berlin, CT
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