About us: We own the Wild Birds Unlimited nature shop in East Lansing, Michigan,
a store that provides a wide variety of supplies to help you enjoy the birdwatching hobby.

This blog was created to answer frequently asked questions & to share nature stories and photographs.
To contribute, email me at bloubird@gmail.com.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

What Do Baby Birds Do In This Heat?

If water is so important for birds, what do the babies do in the nest? Just curious in Lansing.

Well that's a very thoughtful question. Water is also important to baby birds and they are dependant on their parents to supply liquids.

Some babies are brought nice juicy bugs or berries. Many seed-eating species of birds provide some regurgitated seed and water.

Crows and ravens are known for washing their food before eating. Dipping road kill or the variety of other foods they eat in water allows the babies a way to get sufficient water to meet their daily needs.

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