[EBB Sightings] Mystery birds

[EBB Sightings] Mystery birds

Cymie Payne
Wed Aug 30 17:20:33 PDT 2006
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    I saw an extraordinary sight on Monday, around 1:00 pm: about 40 large 
    pale birds with very dark primary and secondary feathers flying 
    together, continuously swirling in a funnel shape as though they were 
    kettling but not gaining altitude and moving pretty rapidly from north 
    to south above Berkeley.  They didn't have the jizz of a raptor, though 
    I wouldn't rule that out entirely.  Unfortunately, I was in a meeting, 
    looking out the window, and so I couldn't leap up for a better view.
    
    I'm hoping someone can identify what I saw, based on the behavior and 
    distinctive markings -
    
    Thanks for your help -
    
    												
    
    


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