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I love the way these birds will fly just ahead of the car down a country road and then peel off.  Don't know why they do it but it's interesting to see.

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33 minutes ago, johntwo said:

I love the way these birds will fly just ahead of the car down a country road and then peel off.  Don't know why they do it but it's interesting to see.

The choice of "peel off" point is probably related to territorial boundaries. Possibly the best strategy to evade a ground predator is to run without going to high or into the open where airborne predators are a risk. But when you reach the edge of your territory it is better to risk going into the open rather than going into another territory.

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Two nice sharp shots, John.  Not sure which I like best - the pose is better on the one in the grass but I prefer the setting of the other one.

 

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Thanks for the info James.  Thanks for the comment Gareth.

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Shot 1 for me - great work!

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