[CT Birds] Rules

Roy Harvey rmharvey at snet.net
Sun Jan 4 22:43:44 EST 2015

Thanks for that.  I believe your calculations can be re-stated as: "The percentage of the distance they traveled during the day compared to the total distance was 18%, 14%, and 10%?"  That sounds like quite a bit of movement for a typical rest period.

Roy Harvey
Beacon Falls, CT

From: Don Crockett via CTBirds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org 
Sent: Sunday, January 4, 2015 10:11 PM
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Rules


Thanks for the explanation. The difference in the daytime disturbance to
"day-roosting" and "open-country" makes sense as a distinction.

I'e seen a Snowy flushed by Herring Gulls and here's a link to some photos
of a Peregrine strafing a Snowy from last winter:


On the topic of day vs. night activity level. I calculated distance
subtotals on the 3 Snowy Owls from Project SNOWstorm that stayed on the
Atlantic coast while they were tracked every 30 minutes via GPS last
winter. The percentage of the distance they traveled at night compared to
the total distance was 82%, 86% and 90%.


Don Crockett
Great Blue Media Works, Owner - http://greatblue.com
Project SNOWstorm, Google Maps Wrangler - http://projectsnowstorm.org
New Britain, CT
doncrockett63 (at) gmail.com

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