It’s a common question among backyard birders – where do the birds that don’t migrate south for the winter sleep during those frigid nights? Not only that, but how on earth do they manage to stay warm? The answers to these questions may surprise you.
Yet these shelters alone will not do the trick of keeping a bird warm during the winter nights. Birds have thus developed several other biological mechanisms and behaviors that aid them in their quest for survival. For starters, birds have much higher
So the next time you see one of your beautiful backyard birds looking for a place to sleep on a winter’s evening, don’t assume that it’ll be the last time you see that bird alive. Odds are that, thanks to its survival mechanisms, you’ll see it flying around again the next day, eating your seed as usual.
– By Sean Peick (Guest Writer)
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