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St. Louis area. RMBS pics.
 
Here a Ring-billed with a small thin bill.
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/bilrudn/1-22-09c.jpg
head tilted away shows under side of bill feathering. long wings
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/bilrudn/1-22-09a.jpg
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/bilrudn/1-22-09d-1.jpg
thin bill. eye centered
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/bilrudn/1-22-09c-1.jpg
 
Here the 1st cycle Great B-b. Flight shows striking structure (jizz):
Note the low hung mid-body where girth is widest:
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/bilrudn/1-22-09i.jpg
Here a Herring. Note the flattening of the mid-body:
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/bilrudn/1--20-09d.jpg
GBB again.  The wings set farther back, more body forward and the slow wing-beat
(+coloring) gives the eagle effect:
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/bilrudn/1-22-09j.jpg
Monday's pics:  
centered wings:
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/bilrudn/1-19-09n.jpg
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/bilrudn/1-19-09j.jpg
mid-body girth:
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/bilrudn/1-19-09m.jpg
 
Bill Rudden
St. Louis
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