Thursday, March 20, 2014

It's a bird, it's a plane . . .

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Happy spring!
It is migration season again for millions of birds on the Africa-Israel-Europe route.
The Hula Valley in northern Israel, pictured above (March 2012), is a favorite resting place.

A few days ago a bird collided with the engine of an El-Al jet headed for Tel Aviv.
The plane had to return to Berlin and make an emergency landing.
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See more at my post Revitalization of a drained swamp--the Hula.
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Linking to Sky Watch Friday.
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21 comments:

jo-hanna said...

What a lot of birds in one place.

carol l mckenna said...

What a love photography welcoming Spring ~ for SWF ~ MA, USA is still a bit cold ~ Happy Weekend to you,

xxx
artmusedog and carol
(a creative harbor)

William Kendall said...

The birds stand out nicely against that brooding sky, Dina.

Cloudia said...

Inspiring life! L'Chaim



ALOHA from Honolulu
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s.c said...

Nice rainy sky here. Also the birds are nice in front. Thanks for showing.

VP said...

I guess that if the plane went back to Berlin the collision happened not far from that airport.

Linnea said...

What pretty landscape! Yes, that does happen quite a bit. The planes get in the way of the birds' journeys!

cieldequimper said...

These birds have always amazed me. Have you seen the movie "le peuple migrateur"?

dinascitywildlife.com said...

Beautiful dark sky with the green. I really enjoy looking at your blog. It must feel like living in a museum with such rich history.

Heather said...

Love those lowering clouds above the birds. Glad the jet's pilot was able to safely land the struck plane! My WW

Laura said...

what beautiful color contrasts in this photo Dina… shabbat shalom.

Hilda said...

I have yet to see something like this. Must be amazing.

Dina said...

VP, yes, I'm sure you are right.
None of the media said exactly where the accident happened, but it must have been closer to Berlin than to Tel Aviv.

Birdman said...

I don't 'fly' that high, so no problem for me. hehehehehe!

Dina said...

Ciel, I don't know this movie. Thanks! I'll look for it.

William Kendall said...

The film Ciel recommends is also known as Winged Migration in English- it was released with multiple language narration tracks. I've got it, and it's breathtaking.

Karl Demetz said...

Dramatically beautiful picture!

Adullamite said...

You will see vast swarms at the moment, lucky you!

Jane said...

Very beautiful and how special to see them all together-love the contrast of the green with the birds and sky

José Mendonça said...

This is wonderful! I've never seen so many cranes(?) together.

Suzanne said...

Love this photo Dina, the colors, the ominous sky, everything about it is really nice. Hope you got some rain.