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Birds Respond to a Storm - With Patrick Comins
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12/12/2012
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Most birds can anticipate weather changes.

 

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How do birds fare before a storm? Patrick Comins of Audubon Connecticut says, "Seabirds try to avoid a hurricane if they can, but sometimes end up getting blown off course. Most landbirds are pretty tuned in to weather changes. Whenever there's a storm approaching, you'll notice a lot of frenzied activity at your feeders." And after the storm? "I noticed that there were still quite a few flocks of migrant shorebirds at Long Beach West in Stratford, including Dunlin and Sanderlings (like these). They just seemed more stressed than normal, frenzied in their foraging, at the tide line… just focused on feeding. You could kinda get the sense that they went through a little bit of a rough time."


 
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