Old School Black & White Birds of Sunset & Sunrise

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A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song. ~Chinese Proverb

When you photograph birds in color you photograph their feathers. But when you photograph birds in B&W, you photograph their souls!
There is nothing in which Old School birds differ more from man than the way in which they can build and yet leave a landscape as it was before.  ~Robert Lynd, & Old School Bill
Old School Gibsonton Seabirds have adapted to life within the marine environment of small town west coast Florida. While seabirds vary greatly in lifestyle, behavior and physiology, they often exhibit striking convergent evolution, as the same environmental problems and feeding niches have resulted in similar adaptations. The first seabirds evolved in the Cretaceous period, and modern Old School Gibsonton Seabirds families emerged in the Paleocene & are flourishing.

I fly because it releases my mind from the tyranny of petty things. ~Antoine de Saint-Exupery
   In general, seabirds live longer thanks to abundant Gibsonton fish that somehow avoid all attempts to be caught by Old School Bill.  They breed later and have fewer young than other birds do thanks to the high moral standards of Small Town Florida!  They invest a great deal of time in their young, as all parents in Gibtown do.   Each & everyone make more noise around the Old School TravBuddy Central then you could think possible.  They are thanked each & every day for their songs, dances & aerial acrobatics.  Most species nest in colonies,
which can vary in size from a few dozen birds to millions. Many species are famous for undertaking long annual migrations, crossing the equator or circumnavigating the Earth in some cases. They feed both at the ocean's surface, below it & Old School’s backyard.  Seabirds can be highly pelagic, coastal, or in some cases spend a part of the year away from the sea entirely. 
Seabirds and humans have a long history together: they have provided food to hunters, guidedfishermen to fishing stocks and led sailors to land. Many species are currently threatened by human activitiy, and conservation efforts are under way as they should be.  

hummingbird50 says:
True Bill...very true..
Posted on: Jun 23, 2008
ms_travelr says:
I find that the most beautiful photos are in B&W. These are great !
Posted on: Jun 21, 2008
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