Near Modoc Point, Oregon, five egrets in flight. Wing span measures about 50 inches, too small for pelicans. Great egrets are numerous around Upper Klamath Lake and the rivers and marshlands of Southern Oregon.
Oh...well, here's how I came to that conclusion: I found several photos of them flying together in rough formation. They have a wingspan of 52 to 67 in. and on GE they're about 50-55". The great white pelican and American white pelican have a wingspan of 8.0–9.7 ft. So, that's how I deduced these are great egrets. Since we have so many pelicans, I had first posted them as such - then, I measured the wingspan. It's unfortunate that on GE the heads are blurry.
Nice find, syzygy, what do you think they are? I don't think I've noticed any lately, either. My best real-life bird in flight experience was accidentally catching a massive migration of geese directly above my house, returning north. The sound was amazing and they must have gone on for about 2 miles. There was no one around me to share it with. I have never caught another one like that!
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KitsuneFox: syzygy - posts I have made here do not receive much attention. I may do a detailed writeup of the now lost Edgemont Park in PA, one of the first electrified trolley parks in the world, but still debating. I'm missing 1 key bit of information.
Aug 17, 2021 10:38:20 GMT
syzygy: BRUTAL! Cars as if were matchboxes in a model town... Brilliant infos you share here in shoutbox - why not you post these?
Aug 16, 2021 17:36:00 GMT
KitsuneFox: In the early morning, before sunrise, of Augusts 11th, 12th, and 13th is reported to be the best viewing time for the Perseids meteor shower.
Aug 10, 2021 10:32:11 GMT
KitsuneFox: Davidson Seamount is the tallest known fully underwater mountain in the world, measuring 7,480 feet base to peak.
Aug 5, 2021 0:02:27 GMT
syzygy: ...and about other hills and humps... stone cold wisdom! ( :
Jul 28, 2021 14:13:17 GMT
KitsuneFox: Mount Wycheproof in Australia is the shortest recognized mountain on the world. It stands at 141 feet base to peak. A mineral named 'Wycheproofite' is mined near the location, and is the only known place it's found.
Jul 28, 2021 10:13:47 GMT
syzygy: Cool! Great extra info series about "all stars" highest mountains on Earth!
Jul 22, 2021 6:25:22 GMT
KitsuneFox: Mount Chimborazo in Ecuador is the highest mountain on Earth, as measured from the center of the planet. The peak is over 6,800 feet further away than Mount Everest, and is the closest land on earth to outer space.
Jul 22, 2021 0:13:35 GMT
SpiderX22: Big news in the Aircraft in Flight database (in Transportation) -> HUGE changes. Thanks RaveyThirteen for your post -> will be changing ownership of the collection (hopefully for me lol) -> look forward to this!
Jul 20, 2021 21:02:26 GMT