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That bird in your bush is in your hands . . . your role in habitat
People who put out feeders for wild birds usually get started at this time of year. Something they should realize is that by so doing they become part of the bird's eco-system.
Eco-system? This "in' term simply means all the many factors contributing to the bird's overall ability to survive and reproduce--including the climate, food, water, shelter, and living space. In other words, they become part of the bird's habitat.
Different wild birds have different habitat requirements, and they constantly change. As water, food and nest sites change, the birds move on to new habitats that support their current needs.
For birds that migrate long distances each season, most of which are insect eaters, two main factors govern their habitat needs: first, a supply of their food--insects (to be found …