Monday, July 23, 2007

Cool Bird Facts

Song Sparrows are prolific singers. A naturalist once heard one sing almost nonstop for 9 hours. Its repertoire included more than 2,000 separate songs.

Some Blue Jay babies are fed by their parents until they're as old as 4 months.

Nuthatches only raise one brood a year, but they lay large clutches of eggs, usually 10 per nest.

Meadowlarks nest on the ground in grassy nests covered with a dome of camouflage grass.

A male House Wren often builds dummy nests in surrounding birdhouses to keep other wrens away from its nesting territory.

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