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Old 18th Mar 2017, 10:36   #1
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Any ornithologists here?

This morning a skein of geese flew overhead when I was out walking the cat and as they were making a racket I looked, I suspect the racket they were making was because they were nearing their summer feeding grounds on Duddingston Loch near Auther's Seat in Edinburgh.

Whilst I watched these geese fly over in a perfect V formation the middle bird of each leg of the V switched places in perfect synchronicity, one crossed over to the left whilst the other to the right and I wondered if there was a reason?
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Old 18th Mar 2017, 10:55   #2
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Cannot find fault with that theory, but I wonder how the two birds communicate the need to do this manoeuvre?
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Don't be silly because George would still have a backside in his face after changing positions with Glenda.
Unless of course Glenda was lead goose. Now there's a thought.
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I bow to your obvious superior knowledge on the flight patterns of our summering wild fowl. It is always good to have an experts input.
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