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Old Mar 4, 2009, 8:07 PM   #1
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It was a beautiful day, the sky was a deep blue with scattered white fluffy clouds...

One pelican out of several thousand in the area...



This Great Blue was very cooperative.



Another GB, I cropped it heavily to show the detail...


A couple of Pelicans flying overhead...


These Terns are fast, hard to get a good clear shot. but I liked the lighting...


Not sure what species this is but, they sure make a lot of noise!

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Old Mar 4, 2009, 9:13 PM   #2
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It's a Gas Hawk (a Rotary Gas Hawk to be specific)! :G

Years ago I did volunteer Civil Defense duty in the USAF administered Ground Observer Corps as an aircraft spotter.

A distant bird that turned out to be an airplane was a Gas Hawk.
A distant airplane that turned out to be a bird was a B 1 RD.

You had to know what was in your sky! :roll:
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LOL! Gas hawks do make quite a racket, and they often travel in large flocks. I know because I used to live in the flight path for West Fort Hood's airfield.

P.S. GW - your pictures are really nice, I especially like your first one.
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LOL! Gas hawks do make quite a racket, and they often travel in large flocks. I know because I used to live in the flight path for West Fort Hood's airfield.

P.S. GW - your pictures are really nice, I especially like your first one.
Thank you Harriet,
these were all handheld @200mm, I'm curious to see what I can do with a tripod next time.
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It's a Gas Hawk (a Rotary Gas Hawk to be specific)! :G

Years ago I did volunteer Civil Defense duty in the USAF administered Ground Observer Corps as an aircraft spotter.

A distant bird that turned out to be an airplane was a Gas Hawk.
A distant airplane that turned out to be a bird was a B 1 RD.

You had to know what was in your sky! :roll:
LOL, I've run into several of those occasions Pen.:G
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