With this brutal winter right now , how would birds (like the ones I’m feeding in my back yard daily)survive. I get mostly sparrows and a few cardinals and junco to the feeding area daily consisting of seeds and wheat bread. What would they do for food in these conditions if not for people ?
We found this hurt baby bird in our back yard (in southeast Michigan). We’re going to take it to a nearby nature center when it open’s tomorrow, but were just curious as to what type of bird he is. We’ve been looking online for about an hour and just can’t figure it out. I’m leaning towards maybe a cardinal, but my roommate is thinking maybe a blackbird. Here are some pics of it http://yfrog.com/h7u37cwj http://yfrog.com/edadddwj .
Here’s a vid of him http://twitpic.com/57i0et
I have a few bird feeders in my back yard and I love feeding the birds, but I have so many doves. Is there any seed they won’t eat? Also, will red-winged blackbirds eat safflower seed? Another thing, how do I get the blue jays to come to the feeders? I have a wide variety of birds-red-bellied woodpeckers, downys, cardinals, goldfinches, hairys, sparrows, house finches, crackles, rose-breasted grosbeaks, and of course doves, but I can’t get blue jays! Any help would be appreciated.
About two hours ago I found a baby bird in the back yard. It’s a fledgling, meaning it has its feathers and it’s hopping around. I did some research and it said that the mother probably pushed it out of its nest to teach it to fly.
I put it into a pot and took it inside while I did some more research. It said to return it to the spot in which you found it and the mother would return. I did that and both cardinal parents have returned to it. They keep coming down and feeding it and they’re chirping at each other. I think the baby has some holes in its wings, but I don’t know if that’s just because they’re not fully developed? So I’ve been sitting outside for nearly two hours in triple digit heat, gaurding the bird (I have cats and had to put them in a cage for now, but I can’t leave them there).
My local wildlife rehabillitation center (waaay across down) has already closed for the day. I don’t know what else to do. The baby can’t fly.
What can I do?
A few years ago, I saw a rather larger bird it flew slowly had a head like a cardinal or bluejay and it had a long skinny tail that had no fur on it and at the end of its tail was a puff. I just looked out a window one morning and saw this flying over pine tree forest in my back yard. So does this sound like an actual bird or was I imagining something.
no wacky it was on a chopper holding an eagle in its mouth. smh i was really hoping this weird thing could be real and not just me being tired and me imagining it.
My mom has called me telling me shes seeing all of these strange birds in their back year latley, and she has no idea why. Originally, they had an Owl on their post in their backyard during the daytime. Then she saw a red cardinal outside her window. And today there was a black bird outside her window, and of all things a Bald Eagle came and was circling around above their back yard. Then one of the trees filled with black birds, and the eagle remained. The eagle then swooped down and picked up what looked like a dead squirrel out of the road and left, leaving the back birds in the tree. Now I believe in signs, and I believe that if this is so out of the ordinary then it is something that should be taken note of and studied. I have looked and as of yet still have not found anything for the meaning of bird signs, so I figured I could at least ask on here and see if anyone knows what these may mean with a relevant source?? Please let me know, any legitimate answers welcomed. =)
They live in an area where there are little to no bald eagles.. thats what makes it so odd.
I just kept looking, and eventually found this website:
Which is a lot more what I was looking for. It had different origins of the myths and meanings the creatures are associated with.
Thanks to all those who replied! =)
I am getting a flock of sparrows, blue jays, pigeons, black birds,starlings, junco and cardinals to my bird seed in the back yard and they all eat together happily except the cardinls. I notice with the cardinals- the male comes to the feeding spot and the if female is already there it flys away. The female never stays, when a male shows up. Also the cardinals rarely eat together even if the same sex. What is going on here ?
A large hawk came on the scene for 4 days terrorizing the birds that feed daily in my back yard. It would dive into evergreen tree also .I noticed fewer cardinals after that period of time It would confindently perch on something like it owned the place. Anyway, this is an urban area; do they tend to move on or good chance it will be back ?
I have been feeding birds in my back yard and finding them to be smart. They are more confident in numbers because there are more eyes and ears aware of attackers. Cardinals will grab a seed and pop back into a tree to eat it rather than stay out in the open. They look around before diving into the food. They build sturdy nests. They communicate . I dont think they are stupid at all.
This bird which is not a cardinal, sings a song that has 2 long, lower notes followed by 6 higher notes, then another lower one followed by a very high pitched note. It is something like laa-laa- te te te te te te tu hee
I have wetlands in my back yard. I have listened to hundreds of bird wave files and cannot figure out what this one is. Thanks!
This bird torments and laughs at me all day long. Sometimes it is the only bird I hear. Now it is singing a song almost like an Eastern Towhee, but it adds to it… drink your tee te te te te te te birdy birdy. I can never see it. It is usually perched at the top of a tree.