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Monday, January 30, 2012

Birds in Flight

 
These pictures were taken this week, but not all today. I just thought it was interesting to compare the two species.

First we have the pigeons from the space station, er... grain elevator. You can't tell all of the difference in still shots. The pigeons fly more slowly, and seem to rise higher, then settle down on a wire, or roof, or whatever.

pigeons

pigeons

The starlings seem to fly more horizontally. They just zoom across the sky and suddenly they are all in a tree, and then just gone again without ever climbing vertically.

starlings

starlings

I think I need to try to catch video clips!

See Pigeons on the Space Station
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5 comments:

Ann said...

that's a lot of birds.

rainfield61 said...

And you need to avoid the droppings as well.

Ratty said...

These are great pictures. I've always wanted to get pictures of a whole flock of birds at a time.

Sharkbytes said...

Ann- indeed! The pigeons seem to camp at the space station. The starlings just blow through on their way to somewhere else.

rainfield- true enough!

Ratty- the pigeons are easy, as they are often hanging around. I chased the starlings around the house... missed the best pic, but this one is better than none.

RNSANE said...

The sky really seems full of these birds. They fly in such big flocks! I wouldn't want to be standing underneath.

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