How Come They Never Crash?

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How come they never crash?
 
I have wondered often why you never see mid flight collisions with birds. I am sure it happens but the entire time I was in Bosque del Apache, even with thousands of birds taking off at the same time, I never witnessed a crash. We think of birds as not being as smart as humans, but looking at the number of wrecks on the highway even with mirrors and warning lights, who is smarter? Well played birds, well played…
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD lens on a Nikon D-7200, Aperture Priority, f8, -.7 stops of exposure compensation, ISO 200, resulting in a shutter speed of 1/1250th of a second, Sirui R4214X tripod and PH20 Gimbal Head, Peak Design Slide strap, Lowepro Flipside 500AW photo backpack, processed in Lightroom CC.
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4 Responses to “How Come They Never Crash?”

  1. Bert Loftman Says:

    I expect they use the same rules as bicyclists in a peleton. Keep your distance laterally by keeping your elbows out giving a tactile position and watching the cyclist in front of you so as not to get too close. Somehow seems to work out most of the time.

    • lilybug1960 Says:

      So maybe the question should be, why do drivers crash? I already know the answer actually, because we don’t pay attention…

  2. But if those birds were driving cars…

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