Sandy Blows Birds off their Migration Route
Birds are able to detect a change in weather, even if it is very small, therefore they know if there is a storm coming before it happens.
When birds are on their migratory path, it is not always possible for them to find shelter during a storm. For example if they are flying over the sea. However this may not always proceed to be a problem, but just give an increase in speed of flght from the storms high winds. Storms like Sandy can also push a bird of its course so it ends up flying in a different direction.
Birds can be pulled along in the winds which is dangerous and can be carried miles of their migration courses and ending up at the wrong destination. They get weak from this fight then making them vunerable to predators. Although the storm many not always directly affect the bird, they do, more often than not, have a negative affect on them.
Photo by 'ashraful kadir'