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  • 1. Bird Feeder Frenzy
    Hajja Baize
    December 6, 2009
    EDUC 373
  • 2. What my experience was
    • After I observed my squirrel feeder, I decided to set up a bird feeder to observe how birds act when given large amounts of bird feed. I set up the bird feeder one day and decided to observe and take note of how the different birds reacted to the food and with other birds. So many different birds came each day to feed on the food and it was very interesting to see how the birds reacted with one another. It was even more interesting noticing the “animals” that tried to feed on it and climb up to get to the food.
  • 3. Questions that arose from the experience
    • What food should I put in the feeder?
    • 4. How much food should I put in the feeder?
    • 5. Do different type of birds need different types of food?
    • 6. What types of birds fed on the feed?
    • 7. Did anything else try to feed on the food?
    • 8. What was the neatest bird to eat the food?
    • 9. How long did I have to replace the food?
  • Some other questions that arose while watching the birds feed
    Will they still feed as I am watching them?
    Do they get scared when I watch them eat?
    Do the birds still come to the feeder when there is no food in the feeder?
    What bird came the most to eat out of the feeder?
    If I change the type of food sporadically will they still come to eat it?
  • 10. Feeding Frenzy!
    • Some birds prefer to perch on a small dowel while others prefer to eat right from the ground.
    • 11. Seed mix attracts cardinals, jays, nuthatches, chickadees, flickers and white-crowned sparrows.
    • 12. Birds like sunflower seeds best.
    • 13. Beef fat called suet provides birds with a concentrated source of energy. Suet mixed with peanut butter is a favorite meal for woodpeckers, cardinals, goldfinches, jays, bluebirds.
    • 14. Many birds like to eat the foods we do.
    • 15. Change feeder each week. In hot weather, replace the food and clean the feeder more often, sometimes daily
  • 16. Facts about birds
    • The largest bird is the ostrich.
    • 17. The smallest bird is the bee hummingbird.
    • 18. The only backwards and sideways flyer is the hummingbird.
    • 19. The peregrine falcon, clocked at 90 mph, is one of the fastest birds .
    • 20. The spine-tailed swift, clocked at 90-100 mph, is the fastest.
    • 21. Gentoo Penguins are the fastest swimming birds.
    • 22. The highest flyer is Ruppell's griffon vulture. One collided with an airplane off the Ivory Coast in 1973.
    • 23. The sword-billed hummingbird has a body longer than a human body.
  • Other information
    • Birds are warm-blooded vertebrate animals .
    • 24. Birds have a very strong heart and an efficient way of breathing.
    • 25. Feathers are used for:
    • 26. Flying- flight feathers grow in the wings and the tail.
    • 27. Thermal insulation - soft down feathers that grow close to the skin keep birds from getting too cold or too hot.
    • 28. Courtship and mating displays - these vary tremendously from species to species.