Two female friends ?

In the second half of April a 7 year old unpaired female visited the territory of a pair with a small chick. Strangely enough, both females started to make long-distance flights together on several days (see panel 1 and 2 below). On the 3rd of May, both birds flew to the south of Fuerteventura, where they eventually split, with the ‘previous’ visitor flying to the feeding station in the north of the island. We currently have no clear explanation for this peculiar behaviour, but it fits the general notion that these birds have a hidden social life we still very poorly understand

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