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It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s just the most beautiful birds you’ve ever seen. Birds are always around us and in our lives but we never really appreciate them until they’re gone. This blog post talks about why birds suddenly appear and how to tell when they’re going away again.
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Birds are always around us but we don’t often pay attention to them because of all the other distractions that surround us on a daily basis. Why do these creatures from another world seem so close?
In the night, all I can see are silhouettes of trees. The moon is high in a sky with few stars and no clouds to break its brightness. Suddenly, there’s an agitated sound coming from near my tent.
I look up and spot some sort of bird-like creature perched on a branch just outside my window. It looks like a cross between a crow and an eagle, but it’s hard to tell because its feathers are so glossy black that they reflect any light shining on them.
The animal stays put for about five minutes before flying off into the dark forest again with another squawk as if to say goodbye or call out something else out there in the darkness.
Birds aren’t usually active at night, but they can be if there’s some disturbance.
The three most likely reasons for this activity are:
a) the presence of coyotes or other predators in the area that prey on them
b) an abundance of food sources like insects and seeds to feed on
c) predation by owls.
Predator birds such as hawks and eagles hunt during the day when it is easier to spot their prey. Owls usually hunt at dusk and dawn because these times provide darkness which helps conceal their presence from potential prey like small rodents. There have also been recorded cases where daytime hunting has taken place due to extreme hunger.