Welcome to summer in Southern Ohio. Everyone is getting outside to enjoy the warmth, including animals. Newborn mammals are leaving their dens as they become less dependent on their mothers, while birds are becoming more gregarious now that their fledglings are not as vulnerable. Today’s blog from Animal Remover’s bird removal expert talks about bird behavior in the summer.
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Teaching Babies to Leave the Nest
In the spring, you may have heard the small, high-pitched “cheep cheep” sounds you hear from hatchlings in the nest. By summer, the hatchlings are shedding their feathers and are getting ready to fly. Mothers will begin to teach fledgling birds (that’s the word for birds who are learning how to be adult birds, like teenagers) how to fly during the summer. Bird removal experts will see many more juvenile birds with their downy feathers as they spread their wings and fly. These fledglings might not look like their parents because they don’t have their feathers yet.
Birds are more solitary during the spring as they nest and give birth. Once the fledglings leave the nest, birds begin to form flocks again. You may see larger flocks congregating in fields, on power lines, along lakes and ponds, and on trees. Adult birds don’t nest, so they will only spend time sleeping on branches or perches. Bird removal experts can set up bird deterrents to prevent them from roosting on your property.
Prep for Migrating
Birds nest together and search for food in preparation for migrations. Birds fly north for the summer, but once the summer is over they fly south for the winter. Summer months are all about bulking up with plentiful food sources. Bird removal experts will suggest limiting the food sources of birds if you own a large property. The right kind of netting can be used as an additional deterrent to keep birds away from your garden. Urban areas may need deterrents for roofs, balconies, and windows to keep birds from roosting as they move through the area.
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Bird Removal & Deterrents During Summer Months
Birds are less apt to live in nests during the summer, but they do form flocks and add to their numbers due to fledglings who are ready to become adults. Our bird removal services can help you prepare for this very active time for birds in your area. Contact Animal Remover or call (513) 324-9453 for more information.