• Flying in Flocks

    3 monthes ago - By Ornithology

    Pelican flock
    I was reminded by a flock of Sandhill Cranes flying overhead that it's that time of year again - migration. As the days lengthen as winter wanes, birds in northern climes get restless and finally uproot themselves from their southerly wintering areas. It's always a sight to ducks and geese and cranes flying in their V or semi-V patterns. But why those patterns?
    Many years ago when I was a kid watching nature or hunting shows popular at that time, the TV screen would show a V skein of geese and the announcer would say something like “and if the leader of the flock is killed...
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