Bird-CardinalSF-WDear Friends,
       ENJOY NATURE WITH YOUR FAMILY, AND HELP SONGBIRDS SURVIVE THE HARSH WINTER WEATHER!
       So how do wild birds cope with the colder weather? Birds have a number of tricks that they use to deal with the cold. The most obvious feature is simple – they are feathered. Feathers have the ability to trap air pockets, which serve as an insulation during cold weather. Also, like humans, many birds shiver when they are cold which is a simple technique they use to generate short-term warmth. Birds will also roost together sleeping against each other creating extra body heat. Roosting numbers of American Robins have been known to grow as big as a quarter-million during the winter. Even with these tricks, wild birds struggle to survive the cold weather and there are many ways people can help.
       The ways we can help the wild birds in winter include: having unfrozen water available in a heated birdbath, providing roosting spots, and supplying them with food they need during colder months. Stop by Hillermann’s and we will be happy to show you seed and feeders to help our fine feathered friends! Enjoy their antics.
Sandi

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