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Owl hunting at night

Why Do Owls Have Big Eyes?

When you look at an owl, you can’t help but look at their big eyes. Have you ever wondered why do owls have big eyes? So have I… Owls have large eyes to enable them to see in low-light conditions since the majority of owls are nocturnal. Their big eyes

hummingbird sleeping upside down

Where Do Hummingbirds Sleep at Night?

I love watching hummingbirds in my yard but I’ve always wondered, “where do hummingbirds sleep at night?” So… I decided to do my homework and get the most complete answer which I am sharing here! When hummingbirds sleep, they go into a hibernation-like state called torpor. Essentially, this is a

Owl Hunting

How Do Owls Hunt?

Owls may look cute and cuddly, but don’t mistake them for that. They are one of the deadliest predators in the animal kingdom. I have researched them enough to inform you about how they hunt. Owls hunt using their super senses. One sense that owls use all of the time

Barn owl

Where Do Owls Go During The Day?

I, and many other birdwacthers, have often wondered about the whereabouts of owls during daylight hours, specifically, where do owls go during the day? So, I set out to research this question and I’m here to share my finding with you. While there are owls hunting during the day, most

Hummingbird at bird feeder

When Should You Stop Feeding Hummingbirds?

For bird-watchers and green thumbs alike, having a hummingbird visit your garden or feeder feels like a real win, even if you have coaxed them with bright feeders full of sugar water and flowers bursting with nectar.  It’s the ruby-throated hummingbird that typically visits my yard, and I’ve learned to

Ruby-Throated Hummingbird Feathers Up Close

Why Do Hummingbird’s Feathers Shimmer?

Have you ever wondered why do hummingbird’s feathers shimmer? I have wondered this myself and made it my mission to research this topic to get the answer. A Hummingbird’s feathers are iridescent and reflect light due to the structural make up of the feather. Their feathers contain structures shaped like

wild turkey

Fun Wild Turkey Facts

Have you ever wondered about wild turkey facts or general info on these creatures? Aside from just thinking about them for festive occasions like Thanksgiving in the US! Wild turkeys are large birds with powerful legs, a fleshy lobe called a “wattle” that hangs from their chin, and a fan-shaped

squirrel on a bird feeder

How To Squirrel Proof Bird Feeders [10 Proven Methods]

Bird feeding is the most rewarding feeling in the world. However, there are times that it just gets on your nerve. I’m talking about those pesky squirrels that steal the food of the birds you are trying to feed. This drives me nuts and has lead me on the quest

Climate Change Impacting Birds

Climate Change & Its Impact On Our Birds

Our world is continuously changing, and not only for us humans but also for the animal kingdom. Global warming and climate change are affecting everything around us, including birds and their behavior and patterns. In this article, we will discuss the climate change impact on birds in our world. There

What Is Suet For Birds

What Is Suet For Birds?

Birds need a lot of energy and heat. While feeding them, bird feed is fine. Sometimes, it’s just not enough for them. There are many possible food sources that they can get it from, but one that stands out is Suet. This popular bird food has a lot of benefits

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