[Tweeters] Reflections on Flight

Mechejmch mechejmch at aol.com
Thu Mar 21 14:06:56 PDT 2013



Now there's a healthy dose of perspective!

Thanks and welcome home,
Joe Meche
Bellingham


-----Original Message-----
From: Neil Johannsen <neil.johannsen at gmail.com>
To: tweeters <tweeters at u.washington.edu>
Sent: Thu, Mar 21, 2013 11:54 am
Subject: [Tweeters] Reflections on Flight


I’ve 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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