March 18, 2013

One thousand three hundred and nine, one thousand three hundred an ten.....

Literally thousands of gulls lifted off at the same time creating this counting puzzle.
The Wings of Spring Festival of Flight was held this past weekend at Rondeau Provincial Park to celebrate the return of the tundra swans and waterfowl to the area.
As part of the activities we set up spotting scopes for the public to use.
While looking at the waterfowl and tundra swans thousands of gulls, mainly Bonaparte's, lifted off together.

How do you count a flock this big and constantly in motion? You guess.
This is only a portion of the birds that were in the air.
My guess is three thousand seven hundred and fifty one, fifty two, fifty three.....

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