We examined recursive movements of broods, which are movements back to areas they’ve previously used. We found that ground roosting broods revisited areas with thicker vegetation, presumably so as to hide at night. Tree roosting broods revisited areas with shrub cover, which we believe allows them to roost off the ground even when they’re still quite young. We also found that the resources broods selected depended strongly on whether they were moving or stationary, suggesting that there is a difference between where broods choose to roost and loaf versus forage, which is something that needs to be considered when evaluating brood habitat.
This week we’re joined by Mike Chamberlain and discuss none other than