Birds are everywhere, and they are a vital part of Earth’s ecosystem. You hear them chirping in the morning when you go for a walk outdoors in the spring, summer, and fall. You see birds flying in between trees, hopping on the ground, and pecking in the grass as they search for food. The bird removal experts at Animal Remover explain bird behavior in today’s blog.
When Birds Are Active
Most birds are active at sunrise and sunset in warm weather. If you’re an early riser, you may hear songbirds chirping outside at 5 a.m. before the sun comes up. Songbirds stay active until mid-morning. They take shelter during the hottest parts of the day. Larger birds may be active at different times. For example, owls hunt at night. Vultures fly around when the wind is blowing, either in the morning or afternoon. Robins eat earthworms, so they are active shortly after it rains when worms migrate to the surface. Knowing when birds are active helps you determine if you need bird removal services from your home or property.
How Birds Protect Their Young
Birds are very protective of their young. Until the babies leave the nest, they depend entirely on the mother and father for food. If you get too close to a nest, expect the mommy or daddy birds to get aggressive. The most obvious kind of aggressive behavior is dive-bombing. This occurs when birds physically fly at you to drive you away from the nest. Other birds get loud. Killdeer fake an injury to their wing and squawk as if they are hurt. Sparrows may run along the ground to mimic the behavior of a mouse to lure a predator away from a nest. You probably see this type of behavior in late spring and early summer when birds have hatchlings in the nest. If you feel a bird’s nest is too close to your house, call a bird removal expert.
Why Birds Live in Nests
Birds live in nests to raise their young. Once the hatchlings are big enough to fly on their own, birds abandon their nests. They prefer to sleep where it’s safe and warm. Songbirds usually take shelter in dense ground clutter, safe from cats and owls. Bigger birds get cozy on tree branches or even on the ground. Some birds may find their way into your attic, which is when you need a bird removal service. Bird removers can safely extricate these animals from your home and take them to a place in the wild where they belong.
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Call the Bird Removal Experts
Bird removal is just one thing Animal Remover does. The experts at Animal Remover specialize in removing dozens of different types of animals, from rodents and squirrels to snakes and honey bees. Call us today at (513) 324-9453 or contact us through our online form to talk about how we can help you with nuisance birds in your yard or home.