[CT Birds] Finding Birds

Andy Griswold agriswold at ctaudubon.org
Thu Apr 26 10:14:13 EDT 2012


This link might help to explain why some people always seem to find more birds than others (even when standing right next to each other). The link is a great illustration of why one who wants to find birds needs to scan the sky (and the trees and shrubs) for a short time, stop momentarily, and resume the process. When training, pilots are told that this technique is the most effective in locating other aircraft. Generally, one does not want to fix their gaze for more than a couple of seconds on any single object when searching. Flying instructors, veterans with years of experience, instruct students to continually "keep your eyes moving and your head on a swivel" because this is the best way to avoid hazards (like a midair collision). Click on the link below for a demonstration.

Enjoy the fun!

http://www.msf-usa.org/motion.html
Cheers,

Andy

Andrew Griswold, Director
Connecticut Audubon Society EcoTravel
PO Box 903
Essex, CT  06426  USA
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