Author: James Morgan

why do hummingbirds hum

Why Do Hummingbirds Hum?

Scientists have discovered that the ultra-fast wing flapping of hummingbirds is the source of their characteristic humming sound. There are specific aerodynamics at play which creates the sound that is distinct from other birds and insects. When talking about the sounds that birds make it is usually the bird call […]

where do birds go at night

Where Do Birds Go At Night?

Most bird species are diurnal. This means that they’re awake and active during the day and sleep at night. But, because they may be vulnerable to predators while they’re asleep, they have to find safe places where they can slumber without being disturbed. The exception to this is, of course, […]

how do cardinals use glucose to survive

How Do Cardinals Use Glucose to Survive?

Cardinals use glucose as stored energy. During cellular respiration, they use up the energy inside the glucose to stay active and warm. Carbohydrates are an important part of Northern Cardinal’s diet. Glucose, a simple sugar, is especially important in the winter. Read on to learn more about how cardinals need […]

why do cardinals come out in the snow

Why Do Cardinals Come Out in the Snow?

The Northern Cardinal is a non-migratory bird which means they do not move to warmer climates in fall and winter. During the cold weather, cardinals tend to flock together to defend the food sources in the area and might even roost together at night for extra warmth. The bright red […]

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Where Do Cardinals Nest? [Nesting Habits & Facts]

Northern cardinals like to nest in lower but thickly covered foliage, often in saplings and shrubbery such as dogwood, spruce and blackberry brambles. The nest generally sits in a fork of branches or vines, anywhere between 1-15 feet from the ground. As a relatively common North American bird, you have […]