Life in the wild and the life many of us are accustomed to are two very different variations on living. While we certainly need to take care of a number of things to survive each and every day of our lives, we have evolved in a way that allows us to live a much more comfortable life than those fending for themselves.
Along with all of our Earth’s wild creatures, birds live a very busy, very structured and at times, dangerous life. Depending on the species in question, some birds are required to travel thousands of miles each and every year…twice, forage for food, look and sound good enough to attract a mate, build nests, raise young, protect themselves and their young and take care of their plumage year-round.
As such, animals and birds alike must be cautious as to how and when they expend their valuable time and energy. With predators lurking around almost every corner, hungry mouths to feed and inclement weather conditions, our birds are constantly preparing for the worst. Here are a few common situations in which birds consciously decide to rest and conserve their energy for when they need it most.