Gaviotas/Laughing Gulls noviembre 2013

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Anteayer durante todo el día vimos algunos grupos de aves volando por el sur.  Los aves tienen barrigas blancas con cabezas negras y un triángulo negro en las puntas de las alas.  El color de sus espaldas es gris con negra en las puntas.  Viajaban en grupos grandes de cientos en una línea como una cola.   Volaban encima de la superficie del mar.  A veces los mirábamos cuando estaban flotando juntos como una balsa; posible tomaban un descanso.  Creo que estas aves se llaman gaviotas y estaban migrando hacia el sur.  En total, Douglas estimó que estaban al menos ciento mil aves.

Ayer, fuimos a la casa de nuestros amigos Helena y Gonzalo.  Viven arriba de Punto Valeros y tienen una vista maravillosa de la playa, el mar y el muelle de Los Organos.  Vimos más grupos de gaviotas volando en esta zona.  Algunos de estos grupos estaban volando sobre  las casas y hoteles afrente de la playa.  Cada bandada de gaviotas también tenía cientos aves y volaban como bailarines.  Primero todos volaban en un dirección y, de repente y juntos, cambiaron su dirección como un rayo.

The day before yesterday, we saw groups of birds flying to the south.  The birds have white bellies with black heads and a triangle of black on the tips of their wings.  They are grey across the back with black at the tips.  Hundreds of birds were traveling together in a line like a tail.  They were flying just over the surface of the ocean.  A times we saw them floating in groups like a raft; possibly resting.  I think these birds are called Laughing Gulls and were migrating to the south.  In all, Doug estimated there were at least a hundred thousand birds.

Yesterday, we went to the house of our friends, Helena and Gonzalo.  They live up above Punto Valeros and have a marvelous view of the beach, the ocean and the pier at Los Organos.  We saw more groups of Laughing Gulls flying there.  Some of the groups were flying over the houses and hotels along the beachfront.  Each flock of birds also consisted of hundreds of bird and flew like ballet dancers.  First they flew in one direction and, suddenly and as one, changed directions in a flash.

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1 Comment

  1. Oh, my goodness. Great visual picture you painted with your words…and I wouldn’t want to be sitting out on the deck as this huge mass of birds flew over…..Thanks for the Spanish and the instant translation. I’m loving it!

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