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I've seen this a couple times at tree roosts early in the morning.  Very 
spooky sight with a dozen TVs sitting there like that.  Presumably, they 
do it to warm up, but why they do it and most other birds don't, I don't 
know.  Seems a sensible way to begin the day...

Jane
Shoreham

Roy Pilcher wrote:

> Probably uncommon here in Vermont if one emphasizes the "fence  sitting."  
> However, this behavior can be observed often in early spring as  the sun begins 
> to warm the air, with the birds gathered usually on  cliffs.  The birds will 
> orient their backs and open wings to the rising sun  to catch those warming 
> rays before they head off for another day in search of  food.
>  
> Cheers,
> Roy Pilcher
> Proctor, Vermont
> 
> Speaking the same  language.
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