Birds Eye View: Did you know?

 

 Did you know? 

The meaning of 'A bird's eye view' is a view from a very high place that allows you to see a very large area. Lucky birds, they have this opportunity every day.

 Birds of a feather really do flock together. Pigeons fly with pigeons, ravens with ravens, etc, which created this phrase. People with a similar character or interest tend to do this too. According to https://knowyourphrase.com, this sentence was first used in 1545 by William Turner.

Do you think of leadership when you think of Birds? Hundreds of years ago birds figured out that it takes less energy to fly when done in a V formation, flying in the wake of the other is hardest on the leader, so they periodically trade places.

Looking for gifts for your favorite Angry Birds lover? Go to Angry Birds https://www.angrybirds.com for amazing video's, games, apparel, and accessories and even angry pigs.

Movie buff? Did you ever see the 1963 thriller, The Birds? Scariest Bird Attack Movie EVER... (well, at least back in my day) Alfred Hitchcock at his finest!

Hummingbirds, the name comes from the fact that they flap their wings so fast (approx 80 times per second) that they make a humming sound. The only bird I know that is able to hover in a figure 8 pattern with feet used only for perching, a heart rate of 1260 beats per minute, and an extensible tongue. These beautiful yet delicate birds are very territorial and have been known to chase a hawk away from their territory. Seriously, a hawk! But they are also threatened by habitat loss and destruction along with earth changing temperatures. Check out the defenders of these amazing creatures at The Defenders of Wild Life at https//defenders.org/hummingbirds/basic-facts

Ever wonder why birds stay in the air? With a four-chambered heart and a strong yet lightweight skeleton that mystery is still being studied. https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/article/how-birds-stay-air

The fossil record shows that birds evolved alongside the dinosaurs during the Jurassic period 160 million years ago. The best-known fossil is Archaeopteryx, which was about the size of a crow. For world-class Bird Facts and Photo's check out https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/birds/

 

If you are a bird lover or know someone who is, check out our website for a collection of bird ornaments and keepsakes.

See you soon, 

Pk


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