Thursday, February 12, 2009
Been a while for updating and I am gonna try and change that (but so far this year has sucked). I am now starting my winter research project on chickadee behaviour and dominance at feeders. I am basically looking at who is more dominant towards others, and body fat of the birds because more fat makes birds more susceptible to predators (less maneuverable etc.) so dominant birds with control of the feeder should carry less fat (they can go to the fridge whenever they want but subordinates can't). That is about it which is a lot (I am watching birds basically 5 days a week for 4 hours a day).