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Originally posted by Curio
They're clearly pigeons. Pigeons are an iridescent silver color that reflects light very nicely - if you've ever seen a bunch of pigeons flying against dark clouds, but with the sun lighting them from the front, you'll know it can be quite cool looking. Any transparency effect is from the speed they're diving not being captured by the video. And pigeons can dive pretty quick!
So is this what October 14th was all about? Pigeons
[edit on 14-10-2008 by Curio]
As an increasing human population claims more and more room for our homes, recreation, work and infrastructure, we often displace the other creatures who share the planet. Sometimes, the results are tragic. The loss of habitat can contribute to the extinction of both plants and animals. In some cases, the only way to prevent this is to preserve a habitat in its original form. But once in awhile, wild creatures can adapt and thrive in suburban, or even urban landscapes, especially if they get a little help.
That's exactly what Kodak has done at our headquarters in Rochester, New York. In 1995, in cooperation with the Rochester Peregrine Falcon Project, we placed nest boxes on Kodak Office Tower. The boxes are about 64 meters (210 feet) from the ground. They were first used in 1998. Since then, our nesting falcons have returned each year and successfully raised over 20 chicks (called eyas).