HOW DO BIRDS FIND FOOD?
Seed eaters find seeds on the dead plants.
Some birds eat berries from bushes.
Some seed eaters have pouches in their throats that hold
food while they are gathering the seeds.
Insect eaters eat suet from bird feeders.
Chickadees eat seeds and suet
HOW DO BIRDS KEEP WARM IN THE WINTER?
A bird's feathers provide alot of insulation.
Birds fluff up their feathers and trap air between the feathers.
(This works just like a down-filled sleeping bag.)
The ptarmigan has feathers on its feet to help keep warm.
Birds huddle together for warmth.
The grouse will hide in snowdrifts to keep warm.
Shivering helps to keep some birds warm because it increases
BIRDS that stay in Saskatchewan all year.
Falcons, pigeons, grouse, owls, woodpeckers, chickadees,
nuthatches, grosbeaks, finches, redpolls, crossbills, snow buntings,
cardinals, waxwings, magpies, jays, ravens, crows, house sparrows,
and starlings are some of the birds that you can see here in the winter.
The cardinal is a winter bird
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