migration

John Weeks talks about different kinds of birds, especially robins, and the fruits they eat. Fruit is important this time of year as a main source for the energy they need to migrate in the Fall. Their behavior changes towards the end of the summer as they prepare for their long flight.

Winter Bluebirds

Apr 2, 2013

John Weeks discusses bluebirds and other thrushes that may remain in the area during the winter months as long as a food source is available.

John Weeks discusses the arrival of various bird species beginning in late February and continuing through the spring months. Migration timetables are rarely disrupted by fickle March weather.

Outside Influences

Oct 12, 2012

John Weeks discusses the influence of the moon on bird migration and reproduction. He explains how day length have been demonstrated to trigger reproductive cycles and stimulate hormone production.

John Weeks talks about the parallel between the operation of a wild thing and the function of a computer chip. Weeks makes the point that in both cases, a lot of what happens may be the result of stored messages or directives, as in the case of bird migration.

From birds using celestial navigation, to salmon using chemical sensors to "smell" their way home, John Weeks discusses the migration phenomenon of various species. Weeks notes that many migration patterns hold mysteries that are still unexplained.