Questions & Answers

1. The birds don’t want to eat the fat balls - why? + Open
   

2. How do the birds know when I have started feeding them?

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3. Do the  birds sleep – and how – and do they lie down like humans? + Open
   
4. Can wild birds die of thirst when snow and ice deny access to drinking water? +Open
   
5. Should I avoid feeing the birds and let nature take its course by ensuring that only the      strongest survive? + Open
   
6. When are the birds most hungry? + Open
   
7. What do birds do in the course of a day? + Open
   
8. Birds often fly close together. How do they manage to avoid collision? + Open
   
9. How and why do birds flock together (e.g. Starlings):
    - have they an appointed meeting place?  
    - what is ‘black sun’ – and how do migratory birds find their way?
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10. Talk a little bit about the blackbird – is it really possible that the same pair of
       blackbirds has resided in my garden for the past two years?
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11. How do the birds find a mate of the same species? + Open
   
12. I have seen some birds that are almost naked in my garden –
       can you explain this?
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13. There are lots of bird couples in my garden but sadly only one pair of the pretty
       robin. Why aren’t there more robins?

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14. Can birds get drunk – I’m thinking of the saying ‘as drunk as a jackdaw’?

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15. Do birds see in colour? + Open