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Re: The Life of Birds - Part 2
In a message dated 7/27/99 11:43:15 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> > On Tue, 27 Jul 1999 MKIRKALDY@aol.com wrote:
> >The vast nesting grounds of the geese brought to mind a hadrosaur
> > nesting site from scores of millions of years ago--a pleasant thought
> > on the continuance and perseverance of nature's strategies.
> Except that hadrosaurs could not separate themselves from their predators
> in quite the same manner, viz, by flying thousands of miles.
> I mean, colonies for hadrosaurs may have had a protective function rather
> than (a defensive) one.
The program did not emphasize migration for nesting purposes, but
more for food resources during the winter, although egg-laying was
briefly touched upon. I meant the image literally but also generally,
for who on this list could watch a program such as this and not see
The "when to migrate" signal for the different birds was also interesting.