9:15 of birds on boats


Not that sort of thing*. Sorry.

If you have 9 minutes to spare – and let’s be honest, who doesn’t? – then take a quick look at this video

Potentially (?!?) a little less glamourous than the above alternative, but actually quite relaxing and thought-provoking, as various migratory birds take a breather on merchant ships literally hundreds of miles offshore.

Are the ships heading the right way? If so, the birds will cheat a bit. If not, they’ll catch up once they get going again. But it actually doesn’t matter, because these birds are completely knackered and just need a bit of a break from their constant flying.

How many can you identify?

* I spent four hours of searching for an appropriate image for this bit of the post. That’s dedication for you.