How Do Birds Do It?

Survive the cold, I mean… I know you, like I, have wondered how birds survive the cold winter nights. Well, here is my latest observation. We have a bird house on our covered deck and every evening about 4:00 pm Carolina wrens come to roost for the night. It is the same house they used for a nest earlier in the year. It is lined with the nesting material that keeps out the wind and it is located in an area protected  from precipitation. The entrance faces the house away from the effects of weather. I have also observed several bluebirds in a nest built on top of a porch post. They had there heads toward the bottom center of the nest and about all you could see was several tails sticking out around the top rim of the nest.  


A large flock of robins came to our garden yesterday.



No matter where I looked all around the house, robins were everywhere.



They were definitely attracted to the water.



It was almost easy to get a photo. These were taken from a window while I was inside cozy and warm. It is going to be comparatively warm today. We can probably have some outside time in the garden. Leaves, lights… many things to do…. so little time.:)


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Gardening in Tennessee Zone 6 at an average of 744.65' above sea level.
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9 Responses to How Do Birds Do It?

  1. Don says:

    What really amazes me is that the Carolina wrens survive here in eastern Iowa down to 20 below (with nobody sweet enough to provide them a snug little birdhouse).

  2. Balisha says:

    So that’s where my robins have gone!!!

  3. Awwwww, that is so wonderful. I love my birdies and am getting a new hanging rod for the feeders. The squirrels were taking over the food. Your pics are fantastic.

  4. Randy says:

    What fantastic shots of the birds. I’m sooo getting into them this week.
    I can’t wait to go buy my little suet holders… now… where to hang them… hmmm.

  5. tina says:

    It looks like you are right on top of them. They sure are sweet.

  6. Curtissann says:

    Thank you for the amazing and delightful bird photos. And the observations. Birds really are miracles.


  7. fairegarden says:

    Hi Donna, so wonderful, all those robins and birdies finding protection in your house surrounds. Taking photos from inside in the warmth, priceless! 🙂


  8. Dave says:

    Great photos! Those feathers definitely offer a good deal of protection from the cold. They puff them out a little and let air underneath them to create a layer of insulation. Nature is pretty amazing!

  9. nancybond says:

    What wonderful robin photos! We have a fairly large flock that over-winters every year, and they’re fat! They certainly look well fed. 🙂 I do wonder, on those frosty, sub-zero mornings, how it is that their little feet don’t freeze.

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