Meteorologists using super-storm tracking radar Matthew have swept the east coast of the United States and spotted flying birds in the eye of the storm.
When super typhoon Matthew moved north along the US East Coast on October 7, astronomers discovered many bright red dots in the center of the storm on the radar image, and determined that the birds were stranded. When falling in the midst of a violent storm, the bird's solution is to fly in the eye of the storm , which is the quietest part of the chaotic space around.
"Red dots are gulls and flying birds in the eye of the storm trying to escape the strongest areas of the storm in the north and northeast of the central region , " meteorologist Glenn Burns said.
According to the Weather Channel, birds also flew between Hermine's eye and attacked Florida state in September and Typhoon Arthur hit North Carolina in 2014. Kenn Kaufman, editor of the National Audubon Society nonprofit environmental organization. , in an article in 2011 that birds were caught up in a stormy wind and when they entered the eye of a peaceful eye, they chose to stay until the storm dissipated instead of trying to fly out.
However, birds often migrate in the fall before the storm appears to avoid coping with stormy winds on the road, although their flight time may coincide with bad weather. "Normally, a bird tends to take off when the wind conditions are favorable, as soon as the low pressure system passes. If it starts in good condition, it is likely that they will not encounter a storm , " Kaufman said. know.
"If blocked by storm walls in winds of more than 240km / h, a bird may be leaped to death, but this rarely happens because birds are quite intelligent in handling storms. flying in the storms for centuries and as soon as possible, they will fly back to shore, " said Charles Kennedy, president of the bird watching association in southern Alabama.