Gloria's Birds: Bufflehead taking off across the wetlands

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

 

A boldly patterned black and white bird flies just above the water. His wingtips are bent down at a right angle. He is tipped to the side and his right wing tip delicately touches the surface of the water.
Photo by Gloria Z Nagler


John says the wing nearly touching or touching the water is called "ground effect" which somehow makes flight more efficient ("somehow" because I'm a photog, not a scientist:)

--Gloria Z Nagler




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