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.

In birding,

Grant Stevenson
Fountain Hill, Lehigh County
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