Griffons fly always in couple or more. It’s really rare to see a bird alone, and if you spot it, it is quite sure that its flying buddy is on its field of view….maybe some kilometers away.
They are used to circle the thermals togheter, and generally with opposite senses of rotation. This is not casual, trust me. I verified it many times.
Why they do that? Follow the blog and the next posts to discover it! 😉
In this clip you can see a griffon that joins me in a thermal. It was quite far from its buddies (lower then us) and joined me directly from the ridge when it saw that I catched a very good lift. So I became its new buddy, for some minutes)
Why its decision to turn clockwise while I was circling counterclockwise? Patience guys…. patience….