[CT Birds] Answer to the great "gear down" mystery?

Roy Harvey rmharvey at snet.net
Tue Sep 16 00:11:31 EDT 2014


I've seen that same phenomena with a Great Blue Heron.  Flying along,
then the legs swing forward, then WHOOSH, a stream at least a hard
long projects rearward, a thick stream!

Have fun!


On Sat, 13 Sep 2014 21:04:29 -0400, you wrote:

>At Lightouse Point we often see raptors flying with their legs  dangling 
>instead of tucked against their bodies, and we always wonder why.  Yesterday, 
>with a bit of serendipity I may have solved the puzzle. Please don't  open 
>this link if you consider yourself particularly "sensitive". This is not  
>meant to offend anyone, and I do believe it is, at least at times, the  answer. 
> There are 4 consecutive images, all taken in less than a  second.
>Don Morgan, Coventry, Ct  
>mntncougar at aol.com

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