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Monday, March 8, 2010

Tanking Up

We're warming up in Texas! Spring is almost here. Our Mexican plum tree is blooming. Most of our lily bulbs have pushed up green centers. And the birds are tanking up. They are eating lots of food to fly to their summer homes.

Here's a picture of some of our favorite birds. Lots of American Goldfinch migrate to our yard each winter.

They are tanking up on sunflower seeds now. They will need lots of energy to fly all the way to their summer homes. We had so many birds in the yard this weekend that we had to fill this bird feeder two times!

Birds can tell when it is time to fly north. They feel the days getting longer. They feel the weather getting warmer. They feel really hungry and start to eat more.

If you would like to learn more about migrating birds, go to http://www.tpwmagazine.com/ktw/media/may-09-issue9.pdf

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