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Sighting Report
Occurred : 5/3/2001 20:30 (Entered as : 5/3/01 8"30 PM)
Reported: 5/4/2001 11:39
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Shape: Formation
Duration:one minute
Formation of lights that looked like a flock of birds flying in formation in the shape of a large bird or eagle

I saw a bird like or flock formation flying in ahead of an approaching aircraft. Both the formation and the aircraft were coming in off the ocean from a northwestern direction. The formation was comprised of independant lights fling in step with each other to form a shape that looked like a large bird.