Of course it can get very hot in the desert but all the animals are designed to handle it. Most of the birds will pant with an open beak to cool down. This young Coopers Hawk hid out in the shade of a Mesquite Tree during the heat of the day.
The Cactus Wrens don't seem to slow down when the temperatures rise, they continue to scold anyone and everyone!
The Roadrunner whiles away the hottest hours under the shade of our car port with all his feathers fluffed up to assist with cooling.
But the winner for chilling out and enjoying a siesta is this sweet little Antelope Squirrel who carefully dug himself a hole in the soil, just deep enough to get down to the moist earth, under the shade of a tree.
Where he sprawled out with his belly touching as much of the damp soil as possible and dreamed away the hours. Do you notice something next to him?
Well being a highly organised little guy, he had even remembered to bring along a snack so he didn't have to go out into the sun when he got peckish. He has definitely got things well sussed out!
Nature Notes hosted by Michelle at Rambling Woods.