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  •  Thanks, mm (12+ / 0-)

    First time I've ever captured on in flight. It's a striking bird, flying or not, I agree.

    "It's the Supreme Court, Stupid!"

    by Kestrel on Sun Jun 02, 2013 at 06:21:02 AM PDT

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    •  interestingly, they disappeared after the bait (5+ / 0-)

      fish did last spring and both have now returned.

      The odd part was that when the fish were here in such huge numbers I never ever any of them saw them skimming, usually late afternoons, so maybe they were already full...but now they are back, as are the bait, yet I see them fishing everywhere every time I am there, early, mid or late, beach ponds, surf lines, deep ocean, harbor after dark!! all 'the usual'....so it was so odd to not see them skimming this last winter...at all.

      They still did their spontaneous social flights like they do now, it's just that they also fish a bit while doing so now.
        They bark and quack back and forth, even after dark, and their flocking behavior leads them to fly as a group or several groups...it seems to me to be just for fun and talk....hence 'social' flying....with snacks.

      This machine kills Fascists.

      by KenBee on Sun Jun 02, 2013 at 02:59:04 PM PDT

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