V Formation of Geese
Name: Dermot M.
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)
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.
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