Migrating Ring-billed Gulls use a built-in compass to navigate. When tested at only two days of age, chicks showed a preference for magnetic bearings that would take them in the appropriate direction for their fall migration. The gulls also rely on landmarks and high-altitude winds to provide directional cues.
From Eagles to Osprey, it’s difficult for Scott to say which species he likes the best. He says, “With this vast variety, it is no wonder so many people enjoy birding and avian photography.”⠀
Also known as the "fish hawk," Ospreys are found along coastlines, lakes, and rivers almost worldwide.⠀
This brings us to the end of this week's #AudubonTakeover. Be sure to follow Scott Suriano, @sasphotography67, for more beautiful bird and wildlife photography! 📷🐦⠀