Gloria's Birds: Bufflehead gliding close to the water's surface, even touching it,

Friday, September 15, 2023

Photo copyright Gloria Z. Nagler

and not because it makes for a good image:).

It's the "ground effect", which, to the best of my understanding, is: air funnels between the bird's wings and the water's surface, creating a cushion that increases the lift and reduces the drag.

Go, Bufflehead!

--Gloria Z. Nagler


Anonymous,  September 16, 2023 at 3:05 AM  

Amazing photo (as always :-) ) Thanks for sharing!!!

Anonymous,  September 18, 2023 at 11:08 AM  

Thank you Gloria Nagler for all the wonderful, incredible bird photos. You are very talented and I enjoy them immensely.

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