Crimson Chats deal with heatwave

The prolonged drought in an extensive region of the Australian interior has seen the largest movement of birds into southern districts in more than 35 years. Crimson Chats are one species to have moved south to breed. A record breaking heat wave has seen many animals taking to shelter and water at domestic sites. Today 48 degree temperatures saw two Crimson Chats find shade in a farmers' carport. The farmers supplied a shallow tray of water for the chats.

Earlier during the heat wave about 60 Tyde's Sand Wasps Podalonia tydei took shelter in shade that included, on my shoes or under the toe of my shoes, in the shade of my shadow.

Posted by davidsando davidsando, 20 December, 2019 06:49

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