The Most Amazing Facts About The bird
How Much do you know about Those Delightful Little Creatures who Fly into Your Garden Every day?
If you are one of the many folks who leave out seeds, it could be that you’re knowledgeable and you’re trying to attract as many delightful species as possible. However, here are a few facts about birds that may well surprise even long-time fans of our feathered friends.
Blackbirds and House Sparrows
For example, Blackbirds are likely to be one of your most regular garden visitors to peck up the bird seed mix you scatter. Did you know that until 1830 these were shy birds? They kept to the woods and would rarely come near houses.
Of course, the most common bird you will see feeding in your garden is likely to be a House Sparrow. However, don’t be fooled into thinking those creatures don’t need a helping hand with survival. There has been a shocking 70% decline in the numbers of sparrows since the 1970s.
One species of birds that certainly isn’t shy is the Robin. These have been known to swoop down and eat bird feed off people’s hands. They also tend to be bold in their nest building, using any cozy orifice they can find in your garden.
Regional Accents For Birds?
Do birds in different countries “chirp” with an accent? That may sound daft, but experts believe that it’s true! Especially where chaffinches are concerned! They have identified unique sound qualities in French and British chaffinches and even variations in the songs they sing from region to region in the UK.
Birds Use Tools
Possibly even more remarkable is the ability of birds to use tools. Yes, you read that right. If you don’t get a chance to stock up on quality treats from Kennedy bird seed suppliers, any song thrushes who come calling will look for alternative food sources. They sometimes pick up stones and use them to crack open snail shells!
Plain bird seed sounds a much tastier option to us!
How Many Species Of Birds Worldwide?
These are just a few facts about the hundreds of varieties of birds that visit when you leave out wild bird seed in a British garden. Worldwide, you could have the opportunity to see an incredible 10,000 different types of birds.
If you are keeping a note of the birds you spot, you may need a bigger notebook if you travel a lot!