Date: 8/4/17 7:28 pm
From: Kevin Metcalf (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: The Great American Eclipse of 2017 and birds
During a May Solar Eclipse many years ago, the only interesting bird
behavior that I noted was that some birds starting to sing more,
presumably because the diminished sunlight made it seem to them more
like dawn or dusk. However, since this eclipse is in August, bird song
is diminished. Will be interesting if anyone notes this phenomenon.
Non-bird related, there were places where the sunlight projected
through the leaves on the trees, which in spots acted like a pin-hole
camera, and tiny sunlit "halos" appeared on the ground. It was a cool
effect.
Kevin MetcalfHuntersville, NC

-----Original Message-----
From: Betsy Kane
Sent: Aug 3, 2017 10:56 PM
To: Carolinabirds Listserve
Subject: The Great American Eclipse of 2017 and birds

Just wondering if anyone knows of noteworthy items in relation to
birds and the upcoming total solar eclipse: such as ...
interesting effects on birds, any planned systematic observations
of bird behavior during the event, interesting recollections re:
bird behavior by observers of past eclipses who may be on this
email list, etc.
Betsy KaneRaleigh
 
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