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mnhtnbb

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19. The photo of the bird flying over waves
Mon May 20, 2024, 05:50 AM
May 20

is a seagull, not an albatross. Your comment made me look up the differences between them! This shot was taken off the coast of North Carolina, which is not part of the habitat of albatross. There is also a difference in location of the black on the wings, head, and beak. The gull is a shore bird and albatross are found mostly at sea. The flying pattern is also different. Albatross soar on the wind and cannot support flapping their much longer wing span for long.
Lots of info and videos about albatross
https://www.oneearth.org/species-of-the-week-snowy-albatross/

K&R Solly Mack May 18 #1
Tough choices AltairIV May 18 #2
Second that. I had a hard time narrowing it down to , what ... five? They were all great shots! KPN May 18 #5
How can one possibly choose? niyad May 18 #3
Lake Erie looks so...well, eerie. Teacher of the Year May 18 #4
K&R 2naSalit May 18 #6
I have decided that having five or six favorites besides the one I vote for is the only way to go. planetc May 18 #7
Yay, photo time! K&R crickets May 18 #8
Kicking.... a kennedy May 18 #9
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Good morning kick. mnhtnbb May 19 #14
kick HappyCynic May 19 #15
Kick mnhtnbb May 19 #16
Kick! CaliforniaPeggy May 20 #17
All of them are great! FormerOstrich May 20 #18
The photo of the bird flying over waves mnhtnbb May 20 #19
Thank you! FormerOstrich May 20 #21
We were there in February! Grumpy Old Guy May 21 #25
I am jealous! FormerOstrich May 21 #27
Good morning kick mnhtnbb May 20 #20
Please vote! mnhtnbb May 20 #22
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