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Re: Roosting
Newsgroup: alt.native
Posted by:
2008-03-12 16:17:25

On Tue, 11 Mar 2008 19:32:28 -0500, Rick wrote:

>Way Back Jack wrote:
>> Birds would be more comfortable sleeping in a cozy nest, rather than
>> perched on a horizontal structure like a tree branch or power wire. A
>> couple of summers ago, a bird slept while attaching itself somehow to
>> a circular thermometer that was nailed to a vertical garage wall under
>> tha carport. I've seen turkey buzzards with feet literally frozen to
>> tree limbs following a frozen rain storm.
>> Don't they remember how nice and comfy it was in the nests of their
>> youth?

>Birds can lock their feet closed and thus are able to sleep while
>perched on a small diameter structure.

It's hard to comprehend how a slumbrous state can be maintained while
muscles and nerves are active to maintain balance and equilibrium. If
I were in their shoes, you can bet that night time would find me
plopped down and snuggled up in some sort of nest for my ZZZZs.




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