An exciting adventure looking at the land and the people around me.
Thursday, November 21, 2013
This seemed to be a lay over and time for grooming. These huge birds are really fun to watch hunt. They travel in such beautiful form, synchronized as if watching a ballet. Today it was more splashing and preening, leaving a mass of feathers along the beach below my camp. I just chanced upon this flock going for a morning walk with a small bag of pastries to keep me content. When they fly they go around in circular flight, kettling, to gain altitude. Their colors almost make them disappear and then reappear even being so large. One catches a glimpse of them by the black on the edge of their wings. They eat 6-8 fish a day, so can really deplete a small pond or lake fast. As temperatures are turning cold around here, they better find a more southern territory fairly fast.
Wait, come back! These are not that vicious, they just want to check you out. Noses to the ground, the scent was more appealing to these canines rather than the sight.