Friday, June 5, 2009

Feathered Friends: Little Rocket Launchers

This is a blackpoll warbler that was passing through Grant Park.
Now, we know that birds are masters of the flit move that keeps
them out of the camera lens. They also camouflage themselves quite
well, hiding behind leaves, sticking their heads in flowers or,
like this one, fading into the shadows.

But, what most people don't know is that birds actually don't fly.

No, instead they ...

... LAUNCH themselves like little jet-propelled rocket ships.

Through no photographic expertise - it's all just the luck of when the shutter opens - I've collected photos of several birds pretending they are little rockets.
They are at my bird-watching site. Which is here.

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