Monday, December 04, 2006

The Biology class has finished collecting data from their observations at the bird feeder in the woods and concluded that the male Red Breasted Nuthatch will store its food higher up, about 10-15 feet, whereas the female stashes her food at about eye level. There wasn’t a conclusion to why they store food at different heights though. Do you know?

1 comment:

fiddleteacher said...

Did you just watch the one pair of birds? It's a pretty small sample to draw conclusions from. I'd think you'd need a larger sample, or at least a longer time interval.

It would be interesting to see if the birds return through the year to use only their own stashes or if they take whatever they happen to find.