Droll Yankees helps bird watchers understand how wild birds in winter stay warm and how bird feeders can help.

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Winter snow has started falling in many parts of the country. Only the heartiest of wild birds, which have adapted for colder climates, have stayed behind after migration. Bird feeders can help the 11 most common winter birds survive.

Backyard Birds Sitting On A Droll Yankees Bird Feeder

Backyard Birds Sitting On A Droll Yankees Bird Feeder

To create insulation, our warm blooded bird buddies fluff up their feathers and create their own little air pockets in between them

Winter snow has started falling in many parts of the country. Some feathered friends have long departed for warmer climates, with other birds migrating into backyards from further North. Only the heartiest of colder climate birds, which have evolved for winter weather, have stayed behind. One is bound to wonder, “who are these resilient wild birds and how in the heck do they survive the near arctic tundra of the winter season?” Well, Droll Yankees has the answer!

The menagerie of winter bird species can vary and change depending on location, landscaping, and weather conditions. Commonly seen birds of winter, including the ones listed below, will frequent backyards and bird feeders throughout the country during the snowy season.

  •     House Finches
  •     House Sparrows
  •     Tufted Titmice
  •     American Goldfinches
  •     Pine Siskins
  •     Downy Woodpeckers
  •     Black-capped Chickadees
  •     Northern Cardinals
  •     Dark-eyed Juncos
  •     American Robins
  •     European Starlings

Many backyard bird watchers wonder how the wild birds in their yards and those visiting bird feeders are able to stay warm in the near freezing temps and sometimes ceaseless winds that winter brings. It is quite simple actually. Imagine a puffy down coat or being under a big down comforter. Once a person is cozy and settled in, the down traps body heat into little pockets of comfy warmth. The same is true for birds. To create insulation, birds, which are warm blooded, fluff up their feathers and create their own little air pockets in between them. In a very short time, the air warms and the birds are wrapped in a blanket of cold busting heat. In order to keep up this warmth, the birds must eat a great deal of fat rich food to maintain the necessary heat. That is where the great importance of backyard bird feeders comes into play! By feeding the right foods this winter, bird watchers can make the lives of winter birds much easier.    

Visit http://www.drollyankees.com to learn more about feeding birds and to purchase bird feeding products.

In 1969, Droll Yankees started a bird feeding revolution with Model A-6F, the first tubular bird feeder. Since then, Droll Yankees has built on that success, continually developing innovative approaches to bird feeding that benefit both the birds and Droll Yankees customers. Generations of bird lovers have appreciated Droll Yankees’ quality construction, functional simplicity, and commitment to American workers. Droll Yankees offers a Lifetime Warranty Against Squirrel Damage and will replace any squirrel-damaged or defective parts, free of charge. To learn more about Droll Yankees’ products, visit, http://www.drollyankees.com

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