Just For The Birds, A Specialty Shop for Bird Lovers, Salutes All Great Dads on Fathers Day
All great dads deserve recognition, especially on their special day. Just For The Birds, a specialty shop for bird lovers located in Old Town Spring, is using Father’s Day to recognize all the wonderful fathers on two legs – those with arms as well as those with wings.
Dads would surely have a wonderful time watching and feeding their avian counterparts. Just For The Birds has some great gift ideas for Father’s Day that dads – and everyone in the family – would enjoy. Gift ideas include feeders, bird houses, bird song identifiers, bird-themed clocks, DVDs and many more.
“Male birds’ roles in raising young are very different from one species to another,” Just For The Birds owner Kathy Coward said.
Not many know that, just like humans, male birds from certain species help in building a solid home life for their chicks.
The male downy woodpecker, for instance, excavates a cavity in a tree to make room for the female to lay her eggs. Once the eggs are laid, the father takes turns warming the eggs with the mother until they hatch. When the chicks are ready, the male downy woodpecker helps feed them and teaches them to become independent by leading them to food.
Emperor penguin fathers stand in groups, each one with an egg under him. This warms the eggs in the freezing Antarctic weather while the mothers go fishing for food.
The male wren makes many nests for the female to choose from, and when she has chosen which one she likes best, she makes it into her and her eggs’ home.
For more information, contact Just For The Birds at 281-288-9019, visit the shop at 209 Main St. in Old Town Spring or go online at www.justforthebirds.com. For shipment, depending on availability, allow two to three days delivery via UPS.
About Just For The Birds
Just For The Birds is a small, independently-owned shop located in the restored turn-of-the-19th-Century railroad town of Old Town Spring. Kathy Coward is the owner. She began the business in 1994 out of a “labor of love.” She is very knowledgeable about birds and birding as the former president of the oldest and most respected Piney Woods Wildlife Society from 2001-05. Just For The Birds offers a collection of gifts for bird lovers of all ages along with products for wild birds, squirrels, butterflies and bats.