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Migratory bird populations have taken a nose dive in the past 40 years. But you can help bring their numbers back by creating beneficial, beautiful and fun habitats in your own backyard. Discover favorite plants and environments that shelter and feed colorful songbirds, as well as how to make them feel welcome by offering their preferred natural foods.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Migratory Birds Are the Original Inventors of GPS Systems and Heads Up Displays
Spring is a wonderful time when the Earth begins to yawn and stretch. She turns over in bed several times before getting up, and that's why March is such a crazy month here in the Northeast! One day it feels like spring has arrived, the next day we have 3" of snow covering the crocus. Soon, though, she will decide it is time to begin her morning. And that's when we'll start to see our birds arriving from their southerly homes.
I know they have flown thousands of miles to come stay with me for the summer. So I make sure my bird feeders are well stocked. They'll be hungry and tired, and searching for a meal is the last thing they need to do after that arduous journey.
Noting the date of each bird species' arrival helps me to determine when bird houses should be cleaned and in place for this year's new generation. Even if you don't want to bother to keep track, you can find birding festivals in your area, which are held at peak migration times. It's a fun family outing to attend a migration event. Make sure you bring your binoculars and or camera. You might be pleasantly surprised to see birds you've never observed before!
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Drawing by Grandma Pearl
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