Adorable Birds Flying Near Water To Catch Fishes
Have you ever filled a bird table or feeder in your garden only for it to be emptied by a hungry flock of birds within a few hours? Or perhaps you’ve dropped some chips at the beach and before you know it a flock of seagulls have arrived scrapping amongst themselves to get a morsel.
Being small and warm-blooded, birds need to eat frequently to keep their energy levels up so they spend much of the time on the look out for new food sources. They will fly around or survey the area from the tops of trees constantly searching for anything that could be a potential new source of food.
Although some birds such as parrots, kiwis and vultures have a good sense of smell and will locate food using their olfactory glands, most birds use vision to find food. And because they spend so much time searching for food they become quite good at it.
Birds also have good memories which helps them remember where food may be or look out for changes in the landscape that may signal food is about.