Seasonal Patterns

For central site nesters:

Generally, foraging activity is greater in the warmer months and lower in the cooler months. Specifically, pattern varies with distance from the nest to:

  • distal feeding sites - activity high in warmer months
  • proximal feeding sites - activity high in cooler months

For multi-site nesters:

Pattern is complicated as nesting occurs in many food sources

  • distal and smaller feeding sites should show higher activity in warmer months.

Seasonal Patterns Graphic