Flamingos: Amazing Nice Pink Birds!

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  1. Frank Sanoica

    Frank Sanoica Very Well-Known Member
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    A pic of Flamingos migrating. These are BIG birds. How in the world do they avoid bumping into each other? Wrecking wings? The Blue Angels would dare not fly this close together! Humankind has mastered many pursuits, and taken over many agile feats learned from the Animal Kingdom, but this display, I think, belongs to Mother Nature, herself! Frank

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    Love the pics Frank. They look like prawns to me with legs. Not meant to be insulting x
     
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    Ha ha @Honey Gee :p
    They are funny birdies especially when they dance the 'Flamingo' :D
     
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    You know when you post something and think, Duh. That's me xx
     
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    We don't get that many flamingos here, but they do show up on occasion. Sometimes I will see the Roseate Spoonbills flying overhead or hanging out at the gully down the street. I was fascinated when I first saw them flying over me when I initially moved down here, because I wasn't aware there were pink birds other than flamingos.
     
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    Very like the Flamingo aren't they :)
     
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    Flamingos are so neat looking. We have a few herons around here, but they are kind of a dull grey color. The other day when I was getting gas, a guy outside told me that he had just seen a bald eagle fly overhead, and it was in the trees nearby. I have seen them in areas close to here, so I am pretty sure he was correct. They have a huge wingspan.
     
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    Eagles are fantastic birds with great legs !
     
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    I have seen flamingos in the zoo, those birds with long legs and long beaks. And although I haven't seen them fly, yeah, it's a good question to ask why those birds don't bump each other. But I have a theory on that because we used to have a pigeon, just one pigeon, which prompted us to make a little research. That pigeons have good eyesight and they can also sense the "ripples in the air" when they fly together. So maybe that is the same with those flamingos when they fly in droves, they use the ripples of the air for their navigation.
     
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