Landing in the river not far from me, the Canada geese began to slowly make their way upstream. Their unplanned arrival was a surprise that morning, although observing them as they paddled was quite interesting.
In flight, a group is called a gaggle while on land a group can be referred to as a skein, wedge or team. Did you know that:
- when flying in that infamous "V" formation, when the one in front gets tired, it will drop to the rear and another will move in the leader position?
- as they travel each wing beat creates an an uplift for the bird following, making it easier travel?