Reflections on a Wandering Life.....

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

The Russians are Coming 

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There has been a lot of discussion about where these birds come from, and as far as I know, the research is continuing. It is believed that most of them come from Lake Baikal in Siberia, but they have been mapped to several other areas as well:

They first showed up in 1985, shocking the local people who called them "water pigeons." Since that time there has been much more research into their origins, and why they fly all the way from Lake Baikal every year.


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