When do smaller species visit the feeding station?

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A bar chart with four different colored bars. Half-hour time interval on the horizontal axis goes from 5:00 to 20:00 and the percent chance that a species arrive on the vertical axis goes from 0 to 100. The American Goldfinch is yellow-green and increases from 5:30 to midday and then starts to decrease in the afternoon to 0% at 19:00. The Black-capped chickadee is dark green and is at 90-100 percent chance of arrival from 6:30 to 18:00. The Tufted Titmouse is orange and is there with a 50 percent chance at 5:00 and then increases to fluctuate from around 70-90% from 8:30 to 18:30 and then drops off. The White-breasted Nuthatch is light blue and appears first as 35.71% at 6:00 and then decreases before increasing to about 60% at 8:00. And then it hocvers around there and up to 100% a couple times until 18:00. Then it drops off to less than 20% at 18:30 and 0% at 19:30.

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Reading the Graph: When do species arrive at the feeder? In the morning? As the sun sets? How do species compare? 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 species.

Notes: Each day is split into 30-minute intervals from 5:00 to 20:30 (i.e. 8:30 PM), and the height of each bar is the percentage chance that a species will arrive during each of those time intervals. Each color refers to one of the four smaller focal species. The four larger focal species (Blue Jay, Northern Cardinal, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Red-winged Blackbird) are featured in another graph. Be careful comparing different graphs because the values on the vertical axis will change.

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