Analysis of visits in a year with a nest, and without
There was no nest in 2015, but the activity has been monitored with a camera. In 2016 there was a nest. The SPSS graphs below show that the activity in the year without a nest has a peak around mid November. There were up to 50 movements per day. When there was a nest, the activity was much higher: up to hundreds of movements per day. Unfortunately, the camara was switched off in April, but still we can have an idea of what was going on.
It is also interesting to see at what time of the day most acivity takes place. This appears to be at 7:00 in the morning and there is some tail in the evening. When there is a nest, activity is 24 hours per day. In 2015, when there was no nest, the activity is not distributed uniformly. Together with the insight that there is a clear different behaviour in November, I was wondering whether the daily pattern is different in November. This can be seen in the last picture where visits per hour are plotted for each quarter. Indeed, in Q4 with the month of November, there is a different visiting pattern as in the other quarters.