These guys are always hanging out on Stearns Wharf.
They are hilarious. They waddle around behind the fishermen
waiting patiently for scraps. And, all the grace they lack
on the ground, they make up for in the air. They glide in
perfect formations any fighter pilot would be proud of which,
by the way, they do to conserve energy. The lead bird in
the V formation takes the brunt of the wind resistance.
The others can slip more easily through the air. On long
migrations they take turns at the lead.