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Tasks / Pigeon Tagging

Tag pigeons and track their movement throughout the city. If you don't want to touch pigeons you may simply choose one or two and follow them, although this will result in a severe point penalty.

1 to 3 players
30 points
Level 2
In the zone of: Biome

Terms: physicality, pigeon

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posted by aaron rhodes on June 5th, 2006 8:05 PM

There is a formula for determining population size in a mark and recapture method.
First you catch and mark members of a population and then you release them. You return at an incremental period.
Then, you recapture from the population. I don't know how it works but, the amount you captured the first time multiplyed the number you captured the second time divided by the number of subjects having markings captured the second time give an accurate representation of the population size. It is called the "mark and recapture method"

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posted by Meelar on December 18th, 2008 12:39 PM

This strikes me as challenging for level 2

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posted by Dopey on December 18th, 2008 1:56 PM

Gum + streamer + pigeon = your own message in the sky!

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posted by Fiona on December 27th, 2008 2:34 AM

You can do this by sitting with food very quietly and eventually they will come land on you. In England where I live it is pretty easy to catch them like this. One actually landed on my shoulder once and stole a chip out of my mouth when I laughed at it. Cheeky bastard. I used to single out the ones with string and stuff stuck round their feet, 'cos it makes them deformed and lumpy. I used to disentangle them and give them a crumb. Maybe you could combine this task with such good deeds?