Monday, December 20, 2010

How Do Birds Survive the Cold Weather of Winter?

 December has certainly been a month of warm coats, fuzzy mittens, and thoughts of hot cocoa!  When we were hiking this weekend, we noticed some of the birds taking advantage of the sunshine breaking through on the cold day.  It made me wonder how our year-round birds deal with severe weather such as blizzards, cold snaps and the snowy days throughout winter.  Behavioral and physical adaptations are important to our feathered friends, so take a minute to read and discover some new ideas when the snowflakes have you wondering: How do birds survive snowstorms?

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