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- Subject: Re: Huh??
- From: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Mon, 08 Nov 1999 13:49:11 -0500
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Hi Mary (and C-Birders),
Wood Storks are wonderful soarers, they love to pick up a nice afternoon
thermal and circle to gain altitude. I'll bet the stork and the vultures
found the same thermal and stayed in it for the same reason, a free ride!
I've seen Mississippi and Swallow-Tailed kites doing the same thing,
circling with vultures, down on the Santee Delta.
Just got out for a bit at lunch and can report that there are no ducks yet
at Lake Crabtree in Raleigh. The time of the year is right, 2 years ago I
had a Black Scoter on the lake on this very same day! Hopefully something
will show up soon...
Mary Myers <firstname.lastname@example.org> on 11/08/99 11:53:38 AM
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To: Carolina Birds <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I saw something this morning that caused me to take a double-take and then
a triple-take etc, etc..... Maybe you can explain it to me.
I saw several vultures and then the sun caught a 'white' bird with them.
Being on the coast, I did my usual "it's just a gull" routine, but then I
noticed long legs like a wading bird. I was ok with that, too, just
assuming that it was flying past, as opposed to flying with the vultures.
Then I realized it was flying with the vultures! I saw them circle
numerous times together. This bird clearly appeared to be a Wood Stork
with its black and white wings, long legs, long neck and beak. But how can
this be. I'll admit that a stork's head is as ugly as a vulture's but what
in the world do they have in common that they'd be soaring together???
( ) Mary Myers
^ ^ Charleston, SC
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