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Life Sciences => Plant Sciences, Zoology & Evolution => Topic started by: bluebrasil on 18/03/2016 14:24:07

Title: What happened to the geese?
Post by: bluebrasil on 18/03/2016 14:24:07
As winter approaches each year (in Scotland) I observe large flock of geese (noisily) flying off during the day.  How come when spring comes I see and hear very few returning.  Are they returning by stealth under darkness?   [???]
Title: Re: What happened to the geese?
Post by: chris on 18/03/2016 19:30:57
A similar thing happens around here; the geese on the wildlife reserve make a very noisy autumn departure, flying overhead, but somehow they arrive unannounced and incognito!
Title: Re: What happened to the geese?
Post by: Don_1 on 19/04/2016 13:04:10
Maybe they return via a slightly different route, thus making first landfall further north or south, east or west than the departure route.