Birds also have a biological micro-barometer, that they normally use to judge their altitude, and it's also a very good weather predictor. The barometric change cycle caused by an approaching storm is easily picked up by them.
You may have noticed that when the pressure drops ahead of a storm, swallows, purple martins, etc. fly at lower altitudes.
posted on 12/30/2004 3:52:26 AM PST
by capt. norm
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To: capt. norm
Thanks for the added information.
Interesting, isn't it?
I have a soft spot for the eagle. Instead of getting as far away from a storm as possible or hiding they stay and soar ABOVE the storm.
Need I add that I love animals. They fascinate me.
posted on 12/30/2004 4:04:45 AM PST
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