Film about birds soars

Film about birds soars

The North Shore Audubon Society will present a film, “Flight, the Genius of Birds” at the Manhasset Public Library on Tuesday, Jan. 23 at 7 p.m.

Photographed in North America, England, Peru, Greenland, and Antarctica, “Flight” probes mysteries and mechanisms of a bird’s anatomy, instinct, navigation, and embryology to reveal stunning provisions essential for life in the skies.

The audience will marvel at a hummingbird’s unique systems vital to its spectacular aerial acrobatics; the endurance and navigational abilities of an Arctic tern as it travels from pole to pole during the longest migration on the planet; the instinctive strategies that enable a flock of 300,000 European starlings to evade predators at breakneck speeds; the elaborate network of a million component parts that make a single feather an aerodynamic masterpiece, and much more.

The poet William Blake wrote: to see an eagle in the air is to observe a “portion of genius.”

In this film by Illustra Media, viewers will witness the ingenuity of a bird’s behavior and biology in a soaring showcase that displays this genius on the screen.

The Manhasset Library is located at 30 Onderdonk Ave. in Manhasset.

This event is free and open to the general public.


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