We have had sweltering days with high humidity and afternoon storms for nearly a week. The birds are looking pretty bedraggled but they are active because there are lots of bugs. It’s not unusual to see a grosbeak or robin fluff up their feathers as they sit between showers.
Yesterday, I visited the local airport to do a little work on my Luscombe. As I approached the locked gate, I noticed a Chipping Sparrow fly up to a puddle in the tarmac. The dog and I waited as he went through a long routine of cleansing and cooling off. I grabbed a few photos.