flips & fakeouts

Posted by Raz on May 4th, 2008
2008
May 4
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Sometimes the foursome flying turns into a “missing man” formation when Carly takes a dive. (All photos by Hugh Choi.)

Carly coming in for a landing…

oh — FAKEOUT!

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synchronized diving

Posted by Raz on May 3rd, 2008
2008
May 3
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Great flying conditions today — good breeze and mild temps. Getting crowded but not too bad where we like to fly. Carly and Gizmo did two very long flyabouts at the beginning, flying tightly together. Gizmo has started to do some dives like Carly and today they were doing it synchronized. So cool! Later Annie and Otis started doing a bit of diving as well. On our way back in we met up with a few people who wanted to talk and Carly fell in love again, but this time it was a dark brown-haired guy. She was behaving well with him and we did a few recalls back and forth, then she hung out on his shoulder wanting head scratches for quire some time. She had her head down and eyes closed at one point. Then would just sit very still on his arm — even beak grinding at times. When we left I thought she seemed fine, but when she came back from a long fly she wouldn’t take a treat. This is a first ever at the beach, so I knew something was not normal. Then she began to try to fly to other people around us again. But it was time to go anyway, so we headed in.

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