Long Distance Travellers

Do they get jet lag, I wonder?

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This BBC article is short but informative, explaining about long distance birds (Sooty Shearwaters and the champions – Arctic Terns), Elephant Seals, butterflies (Monarchs of course) and salmon.

The fascinating aspect for me is the inbuilt ‘magnetic map’ these creatures have. I learned lots about this recently in the Tim Birkhead’s wonderful book ‘Bird Sense’ that I mentioned in an earlier post. We human beans are  learning all the time. We don’t even know what we don’t know!

 

About starrywazzoh

I'm a birder in Western Europe (UK, France & Spain) and Central Asia, with occasional visits elsewhere. Birding is my principal hobby and I dedicate as much time around work and other commitments.
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