Birds in Oklahoma

Do Hummingbirds Migrate in Winter

Do Hummingbirds Migrate in Winter?

Although there are more than 300 hummingbird species, only a few migrate on a regular basis. Most North American hummingbirds migrate seasonally between northern breeding grounds and southern wintering sites. Migration typically occurs in the fall, as migrating hummingbirds head south to escape the cold weather. However, some hummingbirds do remain in their northern homes…

Do Owls Have Ears

Do Owls Have Ears?

One of the most distinctive features of owls is their eyes, which are large and round, giving them excellent night vision. But did you know that owls also have very good hearing? In fact, their sense of hearing is so acute that they can hunt even in complete darkness. So, yes owls have ears but…

Do Owls Eat Foxes

Do Owls Eat Foxes?

Owls are skilled predators, capable of taking down prey much larger than themselves. While most owls hunt small mammals such as mice and voles, some species are capable of preying on much larger animals. Great Horned Owls and Eagle Owls, for instance, have been known to kill foxes. In fact, these owls are so efficient…

Do Owls Migrate

Do Owls Migrate?

Most owl species stay in the same place during summer and winter, even using the same nest. There are only a few exceptions, like the small, insect-eating flammulated owls, which are small owls, and the snowy owls of the Arctic circle. These exceptions notwithstanding, most owls prefer to stick close to home all year round….

Do Owls Attack Humans

Do Owls Attack Humans? If So Why?

Owls are generally thought of as being shy and reclusive creatures. But there have been instances where they have attacked humans. This usually occurs when the owl feels threatened, such as when its nesting area is disturbed. In most cases, the attacks are not serious and the owl will quickly release its victim once it…

Do Owls Attack Cats and Dogs

Do Owls Attack Cats and Dogs?

While owls are more commonly known for hunting small rodents and birds, there is anecdotal evidence that they may also target indoor cats and small dogs. In most cases, owls will avoid contact with humans and their pets. If an owl is feeling hungry or threatened, it may decide to attack. Large owl species, in…

Are Hummingbirds Territorial

Are Hummingbirds Territorial?

Hummingbirds are fiercely territorial when it comes to their food sources. They will attack other hummingbirds that come too close to their feeding territory, as well as any other animals that might try to take away their nectar. This protectiveness is what makes it so difficult to get close to a hummingbird while it’s feeding….