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.