2020年07月01日

Amazing Geese


Hi bloggers hope that you have had a good week.   London has gone from 33 degrees to  rain and low figures.  After learning about the amazing migration routes of the Admiral butterfly, I started thinking about the journeys that birds make so I did some research.   I discovered so much about geese.   Humans could really learn a lot from animals.

So when geese fly in formation, they create their own unique form of teamwork.  As each bird flaps its wings, it creates uplift for the bird immediately following.  By flying in their ‘V', the whole flock adds at least 71% more flying range than if each bird flew on its own.  They work as a team to support the whole flock.
Geese honk from behind to encourage those up front to keep up their speed.  The geese are actually cheering each other on to encourage progress

When a goose falls out of formation, it suddenly feels the drag and resistance of trying to go it alone and quickly gets back into formation to take advantage of the lifting power of the bird in front.  When the lead goose gets tired, it rotates back in the ‘V', and another goose flies point. Thus the geese share leadership.

When a goose gets sick, or is wounded and falls out of formation, two other geese fall out with their companion and follow it down to lend help and protection.  They stay with the fallen goose until it is able to fly, or until it dies, and only then do they launch out on their own, or with another formation to catch up with the group.   I honestly think this is amazing.

So already we are in the month of July, the month was named after Julius Caesar in 44 B.C.  Previously July was called " Quintilis, which is Latin for " fifth " - July being the fifth month of the 10-month calendar.

Bloggers have a good week over and out London.











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