[Tweeters] Reflections on Flight

Neil Johannsen neil.johannsen at gmail.com
Thu Mar 21 11:54:18 PDT 2013

I¹ve just returned from a 5-week natural history journey (mostly birding) in
Australia, flying non-stop from Sydney to Los Angeles, a distance of 7,487
miles, 14-hours in the air.
To me this was a totally exhausting flight; while in the air I reflected on
the Bar-tailed Godwit, a 16-inch shorebird that flies a similar distance,
also non-stop, from Alaska to New Zealand.
This amazing bird is in the air, no food, water, rest, for nine days!

Neil Johannsen
Kitsap Audubon

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