posted on Dec, 14 2010 @ 03:41 PM
reply to post by StarTraveller
What kind of birds did you say they were?
I was looking at a thread yesterday about the unusual cold weather (UK/N Europe) and the issue of the correspondingly unusual positioning/behaviour of
the gulf/jet stream, in turn re-positioning cold air over us. As I was saying yesterday, if the gulf/jet stream / prevailing winds are not working or
located in their usual positions, that could have a significant impact on transatlantic jet airliners and fuel burn (noticed BA put up their fuel
surcharges today - related?).
Coming back to your post, if they were migratory birds, could they be post-poning attempts to fly into/across the atlantic etc until they know the
air-flow is adequately supportive of their direction of travel?
Or could it be simply that they don't wish to be exposed to approaching very cold temps?