One of the
special joys of summer feeding comes when the birds have completed their first
brood and bring their fledglings to your feeder. You'll recognize them. They're
the goofy looking ones with baby down feathers sticking out ever which way,
noisily demanding of their parents, "Feed me, feed me."
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One reward from feeding our feathered friends: their constant, cheerful
chatter around our homes. But is it just chatter? Sounds that birds make vary
with the season, the age and sex of the bird. We think of bird sounds as "songs"
but they have other vocalizations known as "calls." These are short sometimes
harsh, and are given by both males and females. They serves as danger warnings
we well as keeping a pair in close communication.