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PIC OF THE WEEK: 08/01/16 • PREVIOUS WEEKALL 2016 PICSNEXT WEEK

Where: Richmond, VA • Glidewell Rd.
Notes: This Blue Jay image was captured in the kind morning light as it quenched its thirst on an unusually warm summer morning. With temperatures at dawn starting in the upper 70’s, it was bound to be a very hot day. Birds have both physical and behavioral traits that help them deal with the heat. Different species have different body temperatures, but an overall average is around 105 degrees. A bit higher than many animals. Birds don’t have sweat glands. Behaviorally they can cool off by: changing their breathing rate or panting, by decreasing their activity during the hottest hours, they seek shade, some birds soar, and others bathe. Staying hydrated is important too. Birds also have physical traits to help with the heat too. They have featherless areas, such as beaks, legs, and eye-rings, with high blood flow rates that dissipate body heat. Providing moving water with sound and visible movement will attract birds, both those passing through and residents. Providing shade with lush landscaping and trees can also help. Try to place bird feeders in shaded areas whenever possible. Birds have many options for keeping cool even on the hottest day. Knowing this can allow us to help them survive the heat.

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Birds, like all other animals, prefer habitats that meet all their basic survival needs: food, shelter and WATER! They depend on water to condition their feathers for flight, to help maintain their body temperature, for hydration, and for hygiene. A landscape with a consistent, clean running water source will attract both a greater number of species and a higher count of birds. This especially applies to the many migratory and insect-eating species too. The Bird Spa is a low maintenance water feature, designed specifically for birds. Over seventy-five plus species attracted at a single location in central Virginia.
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iPhotoBirds Print Blue Jay (BLJA-H-1533)

Standard size premium gliche print, hand signed, by the artist with white matte and clear protective cover. Image cropping may vary slightly depending on print size.
Print Size: 5" x 7" (with 8" x 10" Matte) . . . $20.00
Print Size: 8" x 10" (with 11" x 14" Matte) . . . $40.00
Print Size: 11" x 14" (with 16" x 20" Matte) . . . $75.00

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Equipment: Canon EOS 5D Mark III • Canon 400mm f-5.6 Prime USM L Series Lens • Gitzo Series 3 Tripod • Wimberly Head WH-101 • Remote Shutter Release
Exposure: Shutter Speed = 1/4000 second • Aperture = f-11 • Exposure Mode = Aperture Priority • Focus Mode: One Shot • Lens (Focal) Length = 400 mm • ISO = 3200 • Aprox. Camera Distance = ~14 Feet • Date Shot: 7-28-14

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