Birding in Bed

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  1. MikeandCarolyn

    MikeandCarolyn Read Only Funster

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    Before w got our 1st M/M recently I jokingly suggested a revolving turret in roof where I could mount a scope and camera on gimbal :BigGrin:
    Last weekend we did our very first trip-60 miles down the road to Slimbridge.On Fri night it was great to be able to see the stars through the skylight :Smile:But in the morn it was even better to see skein after skein of barnacle geese flying over !!:thumb:
    Praps my idea was no so far fetched :Laughing:
     
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    Never stop learning here. Never seen that word used in that context.

    We get ducks over here, well I think that they are ducks, magnificent V formations, noisy amazing sight. How does the lead bird get the job ?
     
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    Hi Brian neither have I so I looked it up. :Smile:

    a flock of geese, ducks, or the like, in flight.

    Olley
     
  4. MikeandCarolyn

    MikeandCarolyn Read Only Funster

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    Potential Leaders do an NVQ followed by 2 yrs training leading to a Masters degree,then sit a rigorous exam board.:Rofl1: Who knows-but they aren't half good at it !!
     
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    I believe they all take a turn, it's the most tiring position in the formation.. the rest benefit from flying in the slip steam of the bird in front .. hence the V formation .. the weakest birds fly at the back ..

    just found this, it explains it much better than I can

    Aerospaceweb.org | Ask Us - V-Formation Flight of Birds
     
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    i DIDNT KOW i WANTED TO KNOW THAT TILL i READ IT:RollEyes:
    BRILLIANT:thumb:
     
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    Obvious when it's explained :Smile:

    Never underestimate wing tip vortices, it's standard procedure that a tiny plane has to wait two or three minutes if a jumbo had landed because the swirling air it creates would and has flipped a small plane right over onto it's back, pilot has no chance. Think of the energy it takes to just pick up a small plane and toss it over.
     
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    :Smile:

    That Hawkins chap would easily explain it, they've been perfecting it for 100,000 years or more.

    Hell, in another 100,000 years we'll manage to elect a decent government.
     
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    Oh no we won't!!!!!!
     
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    not just a tiny plane ...look what happened at JFK when they sent an airbus out too close behind a 747
    a miracle half of brooklyn didn't disappear!
     
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    has nobody ever told you Brian,

    if it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck.........then its a duck!!!!:BigGrin:

    in your case the turret and gimbal idea should be fitted with a shotgun.
     
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