Archives for February 8, 2010

Perhaps not what you’d think. This is not about appeasement. It is about not being a racist slob.

The question is: how does a bird “know” when to stop laying? When is enough enough? When is the clutch (all of the eggs laid in one breeding attempt) complete? Most of ecological literature is focused on energetics: are birds getting hungry, have they depleted some important source of energy, etc. But the circadian field…