Saturday, December 20, 2014

Birds, Winter, Holidays

Hello Everyone

Fred & I would like to remind everyone to feed the birds this winter because it provides the energy they need to survive.

Keeping your feeders in easy to reach places and filled with food daily will let birds know they can rely on a source of food if need be.

Also, if you leave your birdhouses out during these winter months birds can find a spot to roost at night out of the cold. It is not uncommon for 6, 7, 8 etc. birds to huddle together overnight.

Lastly, a good source of ice free water is essential. Birds need drinking water and bathing water even in the winter time. Regular bathing allows birds to clean and waterproof their feathers with natural oils. Air trapped underneath feathers helps with insulation. Their feathers must be clean and dry in order for them to stay warm.

Hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Looking forward to seeing everyone again in 2015.

Take Care.


Megan Jones said...

Keeping the bird feeder full is something that gets forgotten at times. My husband and I are usually pretty good about keeping on top of it. We really enjoy the life it bring to the yard. Though the feeders we have are looking a little old. It might be time to get some new ones and a few bird houses too.

Pavlos Lombardi said...

Thanks for all of the great advice. I've been wanting to make a little birdhouse with my family for the longest time now. I just feel like it's something really fun that we can do. How much does it cost to make these kind of houses?