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Birds In snow

February 28, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Don't you ever wonder how these birds keep warm during these brutal temperatures? I sure do, while I sit all snuggled up inside my temperature controlled house and sip on my hot tea. While I watch this constant flutter of activity outside my window. 

I have a theory... I think sitting in groups together, eating high fatty foods, with a lot of activity keeps them going. Some birds use the practice of feather fluffing , a process that puffs out the down feathers to create air pockets , which gives a bird better insulation and traps body heat.  

The fatty foods helps too. Birds are mostly active one hour after sunrise and one hour before sunset.

Birds in SnowCommon sparrow

Birds In SnowCommon sparrow

Birds in snowCommon sparrow & Doves feeding

Birds in snowCommon sparrow & Doves feeding

Birds in SnowDoves Feeding

Birds in snowWoodpecker in flight

Birds in snowCommon sparrow & cardinal

Birds in snowFemale cardinal

Birds in snowHouse finch

Birds in snowBlue capped chickadee

Birds in snowCardinals on a tree

Birds in snowRobins

Birds in snowJunco

Birds in snowStarling

Birds in snowGoldfinch eating a berry

Birds in snowHawk flying high

 


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