Maybe connected, maybe not
Saturday February 21st 2015, 10:45 pm
Filed under: Wildlife

Read an article about noise and light pollution and its effects on the wildlife. Now, that subject could be an entire college major and this was one relatively short article, but at least I did learn a few things about what the Christmas lights on my mango tree might be doing out there.

House finches are late risers and couldn’t care less. Alright then.

Robins wake up several hours earlier and get to start foraging before anyone else can beat them to it.

After we planted that tree and started turning on its lights every night I started seeing robins in my back yard for the first time in all the years we’ve lived here.


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My bet is on the connected side. Or the robins have finally heard you are a bird-whisperer, and they want some of your attention. Hoping today is even better for you, a little more food, a little bird watching, and a little knitting time to build your strength.

Comment by DebbieR 02.22.15 @ 9:14 am

Was this the report you saw? (out of San Jose)

I hear robins in my cherry blossom at night, under the street lamp. They are fearless here, and when I rake or otherwise disturb the ground, they don’t care about the dog or me, but check if I’ve turned anything up, and usually I have!

Comment by LynnM 02.24.15 @ 9:18 am

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