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Geese moving North in January? #4630077
01/10/18 09:09 AM
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Saw geese moving North this morning. Not local traffic, but at cruising altitude. Two squadrons, each maybe 75+ birds in each formation. Estimating their height at around 1500 - 2000' msl.

I thought they tended to migrate South in winter.



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Re: Geese moving North in January? [Re: LoneRanger] #4630084
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Its warmer in Alaska


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Re: Geese moving North in January? [Re: LoneRanger] #4630095
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Maybe they got confused by the recent cold weather. The lead goose picks the way and the others follow.

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Re: Geese moving North in January? [Re: LoneRanger] #4630100
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some utility/neighborhood ponds seem to be warmed in winter...

If they're wrong and freeze, somebody/something will pickup/use the bodies


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Re: Geese moving North in January? [Re: LoneRanger] #4630145
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I wish the U.S. would change the law that does not allow them to be shot. They are very destructive and they wouldj feed a lot of people.


Re: Geese moving North in January? [Re: LoneRanger] #4630176
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Originally Posted By: LoneRanger
Saw geese moving North this morning. Not local traffic, but at cruising altitude. Two squadrons, each maybe 75+ birds in each formation. Estimating their height at around 1500 - 2000' msl.

I thought they tended to migrate South in winter.
Wouldn't the cold weather down South make them migrate further South? 63 degrees here yesterday.

Re: Geese moving North in January? [Re: LoneRanger] #4630182
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In general, geese are very able to hang out in the cold country as long as they can find food and open water. The air temp alone is not the determining factor.

Re: Geese moving North in January? [Re: LoneRanger] #4630222
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Don't want the pests in Canada, please keep them there !


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Re: Geese moving North in January? [Re: Al] #4630227
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Originally Posted By: Al
I wish the U.S. would change the law that does not allow them to be shot. They are very destructive and they wouldj feed a lot of people.


I don't like Canada Geese but no way I'm gonna eat the ones that scrounge in parking lots and drink dirty sewer water LOL.

Re: Geese moving North in January? [Re: LoneRanger] #4630257
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Very common to see birds going the wrong way, a warm blip in the weather will have them moving north to nearest open water and food source. A lot of ducks and geese will only go far enough south to find open water and feed, no reason to travel farther than necessary.

Re: Geese moving North in January? [Re: LoneRanger] #4630312
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Earth's magnetic poles are switching. Run for your lives!


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Re: Geese moving North in January? [Re: LoneRanger] #4630327
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Canada geese around here, don't migrate. They live in the fresh water marsh behind me. When the marsh freezes, they commute to the salt marsh. At dusk, I hear them overhead heading back to their nests. The main reason geese move in on people is for food. I've seen them darkening the tilled over corn and squash fields. I've sampled Canada and Snow goose. Edible but taste very gamy (DUH) They aren't a problem where I live.


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Re: Geese moving North in January? [Re: Uphill_Both_Ways] #4630434
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Originally Posted By: Uphill_Both_Ways
Earth's magnetic poles are switching. Run for your lives!


How can I tell which direction to run?!?!?

;^)


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Re: Geese moving North in January? [Re: Virtus_Probi] #4631008
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Originally Posted By: Virtus_Probi
Originally Posted By: Uphill_Both_Ways
Earth's magnetic poles are switching. Run for your lives!


How can I tell which direction to run?!?!?;^)

Circles! Run in circles!


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Re: Geese moving North in January? [Re: Uphill_Both_Ways] #4631055
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Originally Posted By: Uphill_Both_Ways
Originally Posted By: Virtus_Probi
Originally Posted By: Uphill_Both_Ways
Earth's magnetic poles are switching. Run for your lives!


How can I tell which direction to run?!?!?;^)

Circles! Run in circles!


LOL LOL LOL


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