We have noticed, and I have read, that during the winter months, the birds’ behaviors can differ quite a bit from summer months. We’re big bird feeders, and avid bird watchers, so we’ve seen all kinds of behaviors during different months of the year.
They will come to feeders more and linger longer before a big storm appears, to “stock up” for leaner times.
They’ll also leave feeders earlier in the evenings, because it’s colder, with the sun setting earlier.
They tend to eat a lot of suet, with its higher fat content, to help them keep warm in the cold months.
And they’ll draw their feet up under their feathers, to keep warm.
Lately, I’ve been noticing a lot of songs from the
I take it as a good sign that spring is not far off…
Among the trees
Is a bird's nest,
And in the nest
Her three eggs rest.
And in each egg--
Hush, you'll be heard!--
There lies asleep
A tiny bird.