Skywatch Friday: They Know What They're Doing




They know what they're doing.  I love watching birds move from a chaotic dog pile in the sky to this ordered division of labor that is not only functional but also decorative.  While the cormorants are a work of art in action, I have to say I prefer the pelicans.  They line up for a while and then a bird will decide, heck, maybe not, and off he veers, and then another pelly will go a different way and then there's two off to gate-crash the party of fisherman trying to earn his bread and butter and then they're back together again, even if they're not the same birds in line.  They make it work, they work it, and then again, whatever.  This is where evolution will take us if we can stick it here as long as these guys have.

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  1. what a great shot. really love it. and your description of them. :)

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  2. Birds always amaze me. All animals do.
    They are so smart!!!

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  3. so very beautiful to see these sky ballets ~

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  4. I always marvel at that "V" formation the geese make so well. That is a big flock of geese!!! Have a GREAT weekend. Mickie :)

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  5. that's a thrilling shot, Sandy!



    "Lovers do not finally meet somewhere. They are in each other all along." ~Rumi

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  6. OMG!!this is marvelous!!!
    Only a sensitive eprson can take this shot
    congrats

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  7. Anonymous4:11 AM

    Wow wow! What a spectacular shot!

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  8. Birds are fun to watch.

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  9. Sometimes I really wonder if we'll make it. Lots of veering, not much coming together these days.

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  10. education and instincts!

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  11. Such elegance in the air!

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  12. That is an amazing shot. You captured the birds formation perfectly.

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  13. I love the pelicans also, they are so comical on the ground but so graceful in the air.

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  14. I love this photo Sandy, great shot!

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  15. Yes, beautiful picture, in perfect formation!

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  16. Hello!
    Instinct of the creature in the wild beyond human imagination.
    Form of this photograph is aerobatics.
    Text also great.
    From Japan.
    Ryouma Sakamoto.




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  17. not ofen you see a formation as perfect as this one. Great capture. :)

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  18. Amazing image, Sandy, a great formation indeed!

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  19. Wow! that is a nice one for skywatch!

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