NY3504 : Skein of geese over Loughrigg Fell

taken 4 months ago, near to Clappersgate, Cumbria, Great Britain

Skein of geese over Loughrigg Fell
Skein of geese over Loughrigg Fell
One of the most distinguishing characteristics of geese is that they form a giant 'V' across the sky. This amazing trick actually helps each bird fly further than if flying alone. When a goose falls out of formation, she will feel the drag and move quickly back into formation to take advantage of the lifting power of the bird in front of her. When the lead goose gets tired, he rotates back into formation leaving another goose in the front position. They even honk to encourage those up front to keep up their speed.
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type:geograph 
Date Taken
Saturday, 25 March, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 1 April, 2017
Geographical Context
Uplands  Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms  Moorland  Rocks, Scree, Cliffs 
Primary Subject of Photo
Bird 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 3581 0484 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:26.0943N 2:59.4659W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 35791 04466
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