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.
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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Smart Birds Open Doors

Photo from Wikimedia Commons
Grant Hughes an amateur photographer from British Columbia, Canada recently observed something brilliant!

He was worried about swallows nesting in the underground parking garage when it was converted to a campus bike center with automatic doors sealing them inside.

However the swallows learned quickly how to trigger the motion detectors to open the doors and go in and out whenever they wanted. Smart birds! Watch the video on YouTube: http://youtu.be/gs6n4XKApqc

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