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Oct 05, 2017, 11:16 AM
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of birds

i have to tell you this: today at 8:00 in the morning, with clear sky, no wind down near the ground or up, launched my 2 meters electric power glider to 200 meters, stopped the motor and began to turn around searching for thermals. suddenly noticed a large number of small birds swarming above my plane. they were very high too, as far as i could see. flying fast in all directions, but always above my plane. if i flew it into another direction, there they went. it was not until my plane went below 60 meters that they dissappeared as fast as they appeared. every flight. i can not imagine how they came so fast on a sky that didnt show any few moments before.
perhaps they thought that i was into a thermal and decided to take a free ride? i can not think of anything else
i hope some have been in an experience like this, or has witnessed it, and could bring an explanation
as far as i have been told, they are swifts. here is more data from wiki:
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Oct 27, 2017, 04:57 PM
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i just read this at this forum:
post 67
so they are swifts.
Last edited by phil alvirez; Oct 27, 2017 at 09:07 PM.

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