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Offline blue911

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Re: Brood X Cicadas
« Reply #51: June 08, 2021, 02:13:42 PM »
They do seem to like hitching rides.

Flying isn’t their strong suit

Offline GburgNatsFan

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Re: Brood X Cicadas
« Reply #52: June 08, 2021, 08:09:12 PM »
Flying isn’t their strong suit
Driving up 270 today and watched a bunch of them cross the entire hightway. Like eight lanes. I mean, I don't know that they made the very last lane, but plenty of elevation.

Offline Count Walewski

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Re: Brood X Cicadas
« Reply #53: June 08, 2021, 11:05:05 PM »
Hello from Alaska, where I have seen more moose and bald eagles (1 each) than cicadas today. On my way out, I was surprised at how many cicadas were buzzing around the runways and tarmacs at Reagan National as we took off from there. One got very, very close to the jet engine of our plane as we pulled out of Terminal C. I suppose a cicada strike is probably less serious than a birdstrike, but I feel bad for the poor cicada saps who somehow got stranded on that vast treeless expanse.

Offline imref

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Re: Brood X Cicadas
« Reply #54: June 08, 2021, 11:31:27 PM »
we went out to Fairfax today and they were all over the place.

Offline imref

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Re: Brood X Cicadas
« Reply #55: June 09, 2021, 02:50:13 PM »
I’m in Leesburg now and the sound is deafening.

Offline Ali the Baseball Cat

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Re: Brood X Cicadas
« Reply #56: June 09, 2021, 02:55:50 PM »
I gather that Air Force One had some cicada issues yesterday.
Hello from Alaska, where I have seen more moose and bald eagles (1 each) than cicadas today. On my way out, I was surprised at how many cicadas were buzzing around the runways and tarmacs at Reagan National as we took off from there. One got very, very close to the jet engine of our plane as we pulled out of Terminal C. I suppose a cicada strike is probably less serious than a birdstrike, but I feel bad for the poor cicada saps who somehow got stranded on that vast treeless expanse.

Offline Five Banners

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Re: Brood X Cicadas
« Reply #57: June 09, 2021, 02:59:45 PM »
I’m in Leesburg now and the sound is deafening.

An amazing orchestration