I visited the Forest estate in Malvern again and was surprised by the variety of birds. Even though some of the grounds were being mowed and they did not appear to be used to humans seeking them out they did allow me to glimpse their beauty.
It was 103 in Hot Springs when my beloved husband and I took a short (very short hike). I spotted a lovely Mockingbird singing, it held its wings slightly open as it wove a melody. I wonder if the wing position gave some relief from the overpowering heat and humidity.