Date: 8/7/17 6:11 am
From: Herbert, Teri Lynn <herbertl...>
Subject: Re: The Great American Eclipse of 2017 and birds
To get multiple eclipse views, use an old fashioned metal colander – many pinholes!! Need a bigger piece of paper (or whatever) to show them all…

Teri Lynn

From: <carolinabirds-request...><mailto:<carolinabirds-request...>> on behalf of Kevin Metcalf <carolinabirds...><mailto:<carolinabirds...>>
Reply-To: Kevin Metcalf <skermetcalf...><mailto:<skermetcalf...>>
Date: Friday, August 4, 2017 at 10:28 PM
To: Betsy Kane <oldurbanist...><mailto:<oldurbanist...>>, Carolinabirds Listserve <carolinabirds...><mailto:<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 Metcalf
Huntersville, 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 Kane
Raleigh




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