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How Do Birds Know to Fly South?

An epic journey lies ahead for this Arctic Tern a Forty thousand mile flight from its Greenland spring nest to the same patch of rocky antarctic ground as generations before The Earth’s magnetic field acts like a map which turns and other migratory birds read using a set of internal tools the first isn’t the […]

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How to Photograph Flying Birds
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How to Photograph Flying Birds

We’re at rocky neck State Park on a very cold morning to talk about how to photograph flying birds Chelsea tell them about shutter speed the first thing you want to think about is your shutter speed you can start at about 1 Mm, and I like to either have my settings on shutter priority […]

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How Can Birds Sleep While They’re Flying?
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How Can Birds Sleep While They’re Flying?

Sleeping while flying overseas in an airplane isn’t exactly an amazing physical feat. But sleeping while physically flying over an ocean? Frigate birds do it. Because brains! Hey frequent fliers, Trace with you on DNews today. Frigate birds have an impressive six-foot wingspan but their feathers aren’t waterproof so they can’t rest on water, and […]

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How Spiders Use Electricity to Fly | Decoder
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How Spiders Use Electricity to Fly | Decoder

When you think of flying animals, what do you think of? Birds, butterflies, or bees might first come to mind, but what about spiders? Even though they don’t have wings, it turns out that spiders are actually some of nature’s best aviators. So, how do spiders take to the skies? Lightning storms are one of […]

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When Balloons Fly
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When Balloons Fly

Every year thousands of balloons are released or escape at outdoor events across the country they eventually make their way into the oceans because what goes up must come down These guys tend to be fairly generalist feeders so what that means is anything floating on the ocean’s surface is kind of fair game and […]

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The Real Reason Birds Fly In A V-Formation
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The Real Reason Birds Fly In A V-Formation

Look! Up in the air! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s a bird. Hey there flappy birds, Jules here for Dnews! You’ve probably seen birds migrating, or just making short trips for feeding, and you’ve probably noticed that birds tend to fly in a V-shape. There’s usually one bird up at the front […]

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