Thursday, 15 January 2015

How Birds Fly In A Misty Sky

THE HORIZON gave a slight hint there was something beyond the fog. As I walked through the wintery mist recently, I noticed a bird coming in for a landing and wondered how it managed to navigate within such a thick cloud.
I learned that waterfowl see two to three times better than most humans (and probably five times better than I can) due to highly developed retinas and amazing muscles that control the curvature of their corneas and lenses.

These lucky ducks (please forgive the irresistible pun) can also soar above low-lying coastal fog to avoid the murky shroud entirely until landing.

This post links to Camera Critters and Skywatch Friday.

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16 comments:

  1. Great information about the flying birds in mist filled skies!! They surely do better than I -- flying or walking!! Love your captures! Hope you have a great weekend, don't get lost in the fog!!!

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  2. An enchanting misty wonderland that is like a fantasy world.

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  3. Who knows, maybe they have GPS??? I love foggy shots.

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  4. Great shot of your landing duck, both lovely photos.

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  5. I really like the bench in the fog. Pretty shot!

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  6. I especially love the first shot. Interesting information. Have a a wonderful weekend.

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  7. Great info and photos.. Love the open wing shot.. Happy weekend!

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  8. Nice action shot of the Mallard.

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  9. Love your photos!
    I did not know that about their eyesight. Birds being able to see so well is probably why they are hard to sneak up on to get photos!

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  10. Wish I could see as well as a duck!

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  11. I have the same wish with EG CameraGirl. I also wish to be able to see clearly when things are kept in haze.

    Yoko

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  12. I not only forgave but thoroughly enjoyed your clever pun, Maria :) Also learned a lot about ducks and their amazing vision. Who knew? And as always, your photography just seems to get better and better. Love that flying shot. One more aside.. don't you dare give up on that busking dream! We must talk about that!

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