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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.

Grandma Pearl
(Connie Smith)

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Do Birds Get Angry?

Barn Owl is Angry!
from Oregon Dept. of Fish & Wildlife

Have you ever been dive-bombed by an angry bird?   Were you ever a witness to one bird attacking another?  You better believe birds get angry!  They become agitated in several different situations, and to diverse degrees; most notably in defense of their:

  • Territory
  • Family
  • Food Source or Sources

A tufted titmouse has defined his territory by declaring his claim from the treetops of that area.  In doing so, he’s attracted the attention of a potential mate.  She likes his vocalizations, and the cut of his jib.  Then in flies another male tufted titmouse; this will never do!  Our intrepid little friend got there first . . .   Find out what happens 
Tufted Titmouse



Shauna said...

Connie, I read this on your ezine site and found it quite interesting. I love the photos you've included on the blog version.

Interesting and informative as usual!

Connie Smith said...

Thanks, Shauna! I just love writing about my quirky birds! They are always entertaining--even today in the middle of a white out snow storm my birds were out in force. They lined the tree branches as they waited their turn at the feeders. Some weren't as patient as others!