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When a great blue heron comes in for a landing they extend their wings bringing them forward to act as a brake to bring them out of flight and drop in for a landing. The turbulence on the back side s of the wings causes the feathers to lift up and create beautiful patterns as flight comes to an end. We do similar things in our airplanes when we extend flaps, air brakes and slightly raise the nose of the airplane just before we touch down. Nature does it a little more elegantly!