Date: 1/13/18 1:47 am From: Grant Stevenson <pahawkowl...> Subject: continuing the legal thread: Scott is right
Thanks to Scott for pointing out that box monitoring is generally okay with state and US, as they have no time to be petty, and get birders/citizen scientists/amateur ornithologists do a lot to record data in the field. keeping a database, or writing it down, uses a different part of the brain than technology,Plus many will monitor over a larger biogeographical area they often can't get to unless their college/university is well endowed thus helping to restore and rest the brain from too much adrenaline and cortisol, the stress chemicals in the body. Eagles age slower, in yearly steps, clutch size is 1-2 eggs, indicating the same or less final offspring, as predation continues is tragic, but rare, as eagles have a sort of generalized diet. The brain. Also, bigger birds like eagles have a larger bodies to provide more surface area on their bodies. Also, some may feel that smaller birds more easily are predated, but may be able to lay more eggs after. The size issue is called "Bergman's Rule", And, small birds with several clutches, mostly 2-3, and more eggs, are called "r-selection"and red-tails, and goshawks, and some beautiful buteos, while eagles and peregrines and gyrfalcons are referred to by "k-selection". Studies are needed to determine when one ends and the other begins again.