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Joel's Blog

Joel's Blog

Joel, Cindy, and his new camera visit West Virginia and Pittsburgh. (Editors note - Joel stopped at Parkersburg, West Virginia on his trip. My wife is from that area, and once swam across the Ohio River at that location, and has the trophy to prove it!)

Pick Six

This months Pick Six - Attracting more birds to your yard.

Top10

This month - the Top 10 National Wildlife Refuges for Birders.

Fresh News

Questions and Answers

Question of the week:

Why don't birds fall out of the tree when they sleep?

Birds have a unique arrangement of tendons that automatically tighten when the bird is asleep. As the bird settles into a resting position, the large flexor tendons in the toes are stretched in such a way that the toes are automatically pulled inward, increasing the strength of the grip. This allows the bird to grab a few restful winks without the fear of falling out of the tree.

To see this in action, stop by your butcher shop and see if you can obtain a recently removed chicken leg with the foot still attached. A little gross, maybe, but you should be able to examine the heel area for a couple of threadlike tendons.

Pull on the tendons and you will see the toes curl inward. This is the same action exhibited by a perching bird. As the bird moves into a resting state, often with its head resting on his back, the tendons in its legs and feet tighten, insuring the tight grip required to remain upright and in the tree, even while asleep.

Special Offers and Contests

Monthly special offers and great prizes from leading manufactures and publishers!

Special Offer - save 35%

bird feederWe have a limited number of these 1.5 quart cedar hopper feeders.  The regular price is $21.95.   Available now for only $14.25.

Click here to order.

The regular price of $24.95 will be shown on your order.  In the "How did you hear about us"  field just mentioned "Web site offer."  We'll confirm your order at the special price.  Your credit card will not be charged until we have confirmed the special price to you.

 

Quiz of the Week

bird dvdEach week we'll have a new quiz.  Usually on Sunday or Monday evening.   The first correct response we receive will win the prize of the week.   We'll post the winner's name as soon as we can, after receiving a correct answer.

Question of the week:  Which bird has been honored by the most states as its state bird, and name the states.

Send us your answer to win this So Many Feathers DVD, a $24.95 value. It's a year's worth of briding in one DVD!

Winners limited to once every 3 months.