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Two Turnstones Catch the Ferry Instead of Flying.

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A turnstone, don\'tI think they do travel by boat because of the breakfast, but anyway:
"A pair of turnstones, birds that fly thousands of miles across oceans, are taking the ferry to save themselves a three-mile commute.

They catch the 8.30am boat from Falmouth to St Mawes, where they are served a breakfast of breadcrumbs by the skipper. They land after 20 minutes then spend the day feeding, before catching the 4.15pm back across the River Fal.

The birds, known as Fred and Freda, have been hitching rides on the Cornish ferry every winter for the past six years. So fond are they of the skipper, John Brown, that if he is captaining another boat they will often fly off to find him."


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Kinda reminds me of the seagulls in Galveston, who wait for the Bolivar Ferry to be underway so they can coast along in its draft. It saves them the energy of crossing the harbor to get to the Peninsula.

--TwoDragons
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I remember there was something similar about commuting pigeons in England. They would take the local train or subway (tube) to the park every day and then take the train back home in the evening. Or the other way around. Think it was in New Scientist. Years ago. Apparently they knew when their stop was coming up because they would walk over to the doors and wait.

Also there was a web video of something similar but I cannot find it now.
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