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Wilson's Snipe / Bécassine de Wilson  Gallinago delicata  Earl Armstrong Road, Gloucester, Ontario  11 May 2008    Wilson's snipes have an interesting courtship display, where the male flies in circles through the sky, making a "winnowing" sound periodically.  The winnowing is caused by air passing over the tail feathers in flight, and sounds very similar to the 1950s sound effect for UFOs, such as in The Day The Earth Stood Still.
Captured in Juanita Bay, Kirkland. #93051111  © Payam Nashery - Photoarts
......and they can toss their prey in synchrony.
Tufted Puffin Fratercula cirrhata
This Bald Eagle photograph was captured in Homer, Alaska (3/06).     This photograph is protected by the U.S. Copyright Laws and shall not to be downloaded or reproduced by any means without the formal written permission of Ken Conger Photography.
A Western Tanager on the west slope at Queen Elizabeth Park, Vancouver
Brown Thrasher    I'll eventually get around to commenting again ... sick cat, work, laziness, birds to photograph, laziness, and did I mention laziness?
Time to Go Fishing
Disgusting. You coulda cleaned the berry juice off before the photo shoot, at least.
This little gal looks awfully tired.  Perhaps she's ready for takeoff?    Be blessed.
Barn Owl
White-throated sparrow
The Fish Nazi    So this osprey was eating his fish, pulling the bits out that he didn't want (entrails, etc.) and tossing them down to a grackle that was patiently waiting below him for scraps.    But for the rude seagull, there was 'No Fish For You!'
Male tree swallow.
Wilson's Snipe / Bécassine de Wilson
Gallinago delicata
Earl Armstrong Road, Gloucester, Ontario
11 May 2008

Wilson's snipes have an interesting courtship display, where the male flies in circles through the sky, making a "winnowing" sound periodically.  The winnowing is caused by air passing over the tail feathers in flight, and sounds very similar to the 1950s sound effect for UFOs, such as in The Day The Earth Stood Still.

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Wilson's Snipe / Bécassine de Wilson  Gallinago delicata  Earl Armstrong Road, Gloucester, Ontario  11 May 2008    Wilson's snipes have an interesting courtship display, where the male flies in circles through the sky, making a "winnowing" sound periodically.  The winnowing is caused by air passing over the tail feathers in flight, and sounds very similar to the 1950s sound effect for UFOs, such as in The Day The Earth Stood Still.
Wilson's Snipe / Bécassine de Wilson
Gallinago delicata
Earl Armstrong Road, Gloucester, Ontario
11 May 2008

Wilson's snipes have an interesting courtship display, where the male flies in circles through the sky, making a "winnowing" sound periodically.  The winnowing is caused by air passing over the tail feathers in flight, and sounds very similar to the 1950s sound effect for UFOs, such as in The Day The Earth Stood Still.

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Photo by: Patrick J. Blake · See photo in original gallery.

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