Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette

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Early Birds

Here is a good article with video about the shift in bird behavior responding to climate change. Birds are nesting earlier, which can put them out of synch with their food sources.

Here at Fieldhaven, there's already a pair of wrens building a nest. Usually birds don't start nesting until April, or May for some species. Some animals are stirring but there aren't many bugs yet. I found the cats playing with a young rat snake today, the snake being too cold to move much. So I picked him up with a stick and moved him to a woodpile where he could hide. I'm still filling the birdfeeders -- the flicker has become a regular at the hopper, and the wrens are fond of the suet.
Tags: birdfeeding, illinois, nature, personal, science

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