The last flocks are departing..
                                       ...many fly over the Hilltop at night time..
In the fall, when you see geese heading south for the winter fly along in v formation, one might consider what science has discovered as to why geese fly this way. Each bird flaps its wings creating uplift for the bird immediately following. A flock has a greater flying range in formation than a single bird would have on its own. When a goose falls out of formation, it feels the drag and resistance of trying to fly alone and quickly rejoins the formation. The goose takes advantage of the lifting power of the bird in front. The geese in formation honk from behind to encourage those flying up front to keep their speed. When a goose gets sick or wounded and falls out of formation, two other geese will fall out of formation with that goose to follow it down to lend help and protection. They stay with that fallen goose until it is able to fly or it dies. Only then do they launch out on their own or with another formation to catch up with their flock. ........................................................ maybe we should all think GOOSE.....very uplifting ...Have yourself a wonderful weekend dear reader and friend..xoxo

 Art-Tasha Tudor.


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh this is good....I have always believed in observing nature to learn what WE could do to improve our communities, ourselves. Living here in a place where there are many geese, to watch their artfully and perfectly flying patterns has always been a mystery to me, but now, this is more clear. And what is really telling is when one is ill or dying. I see that a lot here since they often get hit by cars and the sad thing is to watch the mate or flying companion stand by their side and grieve.

NOW FOR THIS DARLING GOOSE STEP VIDEO! teeeee - we need to get back to Nowhere dearest....come on...let's you and me and Penny and Ruben do this fancy goose step!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Hello dear Dutchess,
Now this is a post that gives a BIG smile.. Teamwork, how true.
I love the video... I can't seem to take my eyes off. So cute! Speaking of geese, a flock flew over head my house yesterday..

Thank you so much for visiting Oliver and your kind note...
blessings dear friend, wishing you a wonderful weekend.
Penny & Bebe

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I just did my goose step and this is where I ended up...here with you and dear Penny....see what teamwork does? It creates a bond impossible to destroy. HAPPY SATURDAY dear zuster!