Fly with me

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I saw this pair at Fort Funston yesterday. Quite a few birds played with the hang-glider but this seagull had taken the most interest in the strange red and white bird. Later I heard that hang-glider pilots like this spot at the coast because there are often strong winds coming in from the sea that hit a steep cliff. This cliff deflects the air stream upwards and creates stout updrafts, so that the hang-gliders can stay up for hours at a time. Ravens also seemed to like this spot and were doing wild aerial acrobatics, showing the big, stiff bird how it is done.

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