Reading the Graph: Does food being put out on the feeder influence when Crimson-backed Tanager arrive? In the morning? As the sun sets? Find out and see if you notice any patterns by simplifying the graph with the interactive feature. Look for the checked boxes under “Choose What to Display,” and toggle on and off the different periods of time: morning, midday, and evening.
Notes: The time since food is put out is split into 5 minute intervals up until 60 minutes with zero referring to the time when food is put out. When you see 0-5, it refers to the time period 0-5 minutes since food is put out. Each color refers to one of the three time periods. Morning refers to 6:00 am – 10:00 am, midday to 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, and evening to 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Be careful comparing different graphs because the values on the vertical axis will change.
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