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Name: Dermot M.
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Age: 50s
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Date: 2000-2001


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I have read your archives on how geese fly in a V formation. Which goose leads the way? Specifically, does it tend to be the oldest, youngest, or just random, any goose to lead? Does age (experience) matter?


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I learned somewhere, years ago, that the lead position rotates, that a bird will lead for a while and then drop back letting the next in line take its place. The references I have at hand at the moment neither confirm or deny this so I can not say for sure it is true.

J. Elliott


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