It’s hot.  Really hot. Sticky hot.  Painfully hot. Fried-egg-on-a-sidewalk hot.  Hate-the-sun hot. Disgustingly hot. Wander-the-apartment-in-just-underwear hot.  In other words, it is once again summer in New York City.  Like last year I am doing my best to stay cool and thought I would try to help all of you wonderful readers do the same.  Sit back, relax, poor yourself a nice cold glass of iced tea, enjoy your air conditioning, and pretend that it is winter…

You can click on each image to take you back to the post from which it came.  Stay cool!

from “Baby it is cold outside” by Clare Kines

from “Superbowl of Birding 2011”

from “Birding After the Snow” by Sharon Stiteler

from “The Snow Bunting That Almost Killed Me, or, Hyperbole In Bird Blog Post Titles Is Fun”

I hope this attempt to keep you cool paid off, at least a little bit.  Stay out of the sun and keep hydrated!

Written by Corey
Corey is a New Yorker who lived most of his life in upstate New York but has lived in Queens since 2008. He's only been birding since 2005 but has garnered a respectable life list by birding whenever he wasn't working as a union representative or spending time with his family. He lives in Forest Hills with Daisy and Desmond Shearwater. His bird photographs have appeared on the Today Show, in Birding, Living Bird Magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest, and many other fine publications. He is also the author of the American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of New York.