Date: 9/15/20 10:29 pm
From: <jm......> <jmio...>
Subject: Re: [MBBIRDS] Smoke birding question for the experts


& a further addition: I noticed that my bird-feeders are smudged w/soot
where bird feathers touch them.

Does the soot on their feathers effect their body temperatures & flying
ability?

jane mio

On Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 10:06:01 PM UTC-7 judybelden99 wrote:

> In addition, I've been wondering if the terrible air quality is having a
> negative effect.
>
> Judy Belden
>
> On Tuesday, September 15, 2020, 9:28:28 PM PDT, Anne Spence <
> <aspen......> wrote:
>
>
> 9/15/20
> Was curious if a more expert birder, "ornithological/scientific-type" mind
> would be willing to
> try an answer a question:
>
> Since California has really never seen these types of fires & huge clouds
> of smoke that
> "wipe the coastland off the map," what do you think these clouds will do
> to migrating bird flocks?
>
> I've read the Audubon's internet article about how birds will react to
> fires. The article didn't really answer what the birds would do if they've
> already been migrating.
>
> If they can't see the moon while flying or sky while flying at night how
> can they navigate?
> Will they just stay in place until the smoke clears completely?
> Or move a little at a time?
>
> Hope this isn't a stupid question..
> Weather West <https://weatherwest.com/archives/7532>
> Audubon.org <https://www.audubon.org/news/how-wildfires-affect-birds>
>
> Thanks,
> *Anne Spence*
>
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